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Don’t bring home an itchy souvenir!

Planning a hike or just enjoying open space near by? Poison oak is out there, and it’s harder to recognize before it’s fully leafed out. Read what to do before and after in a vintage blog post here and here.

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Forget me not: Poison Oak

The dogs and I had a big Tilden hike this morning, and I had an unexpected brush with some twigs, which on closer inspection were budding with shiny leaves of three. Poison oak!   There are three options with poison … Continue reading

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Poison Oak

This is poison oak. It’s much easier to identify when it has its leaves, but the plant oils from the bare branches can also inflict an itchy misery on its victims. The best treatment is prevention: know what it looks … Continue reading

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