What to do about Poison Ivy. Our property is largely forested and wet most of the year. I want to forest garden but its so bad I cant even step a foot into the woods in places. I thought goats might help, what should I do?
best thing I have found for poison ivy is to pull out any you see. (yes by hand, you must be careful to protect yourself if you are extremely sensitive to it) Be sure to remove as much of the root systems as you can, sheet mulch over the affected areas with cardboard and a thick layer of wood chips and wait a year or so before you make use of this area. generally brambles tend to like the same areas and are a good substitution when the time comes to replant the area. I would also probably try some quick establishing plants to fill in and hopefully out compete, something in the mint family perhaps as I havn’t found an area they won’t grow.