photos by Charlie London
If you’ve visited the dog park in City Park near Popp’s Fountain then you may have noticed the plethora of beautiful cypress trees nearby.
Mature cypress trees are extremely expensive to replace. The cypress trees in City Park near the dog park are under attack by a killer vine… poison ivy.
Poison ivy has the same acidity as sulfuric acid. It slowly poisons the host that it grows on… hence the name poison ivy.
Poison ivy grows best in morning sun and evening shade. You’ll see it growing profusely on the east side of the host tree. In autumn, poison ivy leaves turn blood red. These facts about poison ivy provided by Dean Burridge.
If you believe the cypress trees in City Park should not be subjected to this killer vine, please call or write the folks below and let them know what you think.
Robert Becker, Chief Executive Officer
Rob DeViney, Chief Operating Officer
John Hopper, Chief Development Officer
George Parker, Chief Administrative Officer