|I was recently told by a "Natural Resource Supervisor" in a local
Forest Preserve(Dupage County, Il) that they regularly cut Poison Ivy because:
"lots of people die from allergic reactions to Poison Ivy"
The question was raised because Poison Ivy "berries" are a
significant food source for many native species of birds in
At least 40 species feed on the berries in the Midwest alone;
many of which rely upon Poison Ivy to sustain them through the Winter &/or in their migration.
Any comments would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!