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    Fire and P.O.

    I know fire is healthy for a forest. When fire rips though a riding area, how does poison oak respond? Does it get knocked back for a season or does it thrive with less competition in the underbrush? Just curious and not a botanist.

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    After the '17 Tubbs fire, the PO in Annadel came back with a vengence!
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    So did the thistles, like they were on steroids.

    Stay safe out there.

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    Less competition. Comes back strong.

    It's lovely when it is burning and firefighters get a lungful of PO smoke... A lot of firefighters get disability retirement that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeph View Post
    So did the thistles, like they were on steroids.

    Stay safe out there.

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    Thistles were pretty crazy everywhere this year, I'm not sure if fire's to blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave54 View Post
    Less competition. Comes back strong.

    It's lovely when it is burning and firefighters get a lungful of PO smoke... A lot of firefighters get disability retirement that way.
    'Poison oak isn't carried by smoke'

    https://mailtribune.com/news/since-y...rried-by-smoke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    'Poison oak isn't carried by smoke'

    https://mailtribune.com/news/since-y...rried-by-smoke
    I wouldn't trust the opinion of one doctor.

    Anybody want to try vaping some PO sap? That would be a good test.

    I think that doctor should give it a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moe Ped View Post
    I wouldn't trust the opinion of one doctor.

    Anybody want to try vaping some PO sap? That would be a good test.

    I think that doctor should give it a go.
    I wouldn't be surprised if PO oil had some as-of-yet unknown medicinal value. I am resistant due to massive exposure as a child but am not benefitting as far as I know. Im not dead at this late stage, however - so maybe....I also drank the Fluoride out of the hose and have had a single cavity in life. I suspect dentists also fill ‘cavities’ every time they need a Yetmo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moe Ped View Post
    I wouldn't trust the opinion of one doctor

    Anybody want to try vaping some PO sap? That would be a good test.
    Good point, I wasn't able to find a second opinion on the matter but I could have looked harder.

    PO is a strange plant, I know people who have been hospitalized for using PO branches to roast marshmallows, but I also know people who orally consume PO leaves.

    One things for sure, the plant is thriving, before and after fires...

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    PO is the cockroach of plants. It always comes back, and as stated earlier, evidence in Annadel as well as other areas that have burned have shown that to be true!

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    Slight deviation off the topic, how do these fires affect ticks? I'd imagine(and hope) it decimates them

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    Grass will be the first thing to grow back and ticks love grass, so I guess they'll be bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Slight deviation off the topic, how do these fires affect ticks? I'd imagine(and hope) it decimates them
    Dude, do you even know how to use the internet?

    Effect of prescribed fire for tick control in California chaparral
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19769046

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Dude, do you even know how to use the internet?

    Effect of prescribed fire for tick control in California chaparral
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19769046

    Correct me if i"m wrong, all-knowing one, but don't wildfires burn much hotter than mere controlled burns? A full-on, uncontrolled wildfire can, as we've seen, melt cars where they were left in its' path. Fires like that will kill just about everything, even roaches.
    And, why are you even answering, and even berating yourself in serious times like these? You must be stressed.

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    I was looking at the wind speed readings this AM
    for both NorCal and SoCal, and they were insanely high in some places.
    This is truly nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    'Poison oak isn't carried by smoke'

    https://mailtribune.com/news/since-y...rried-by-smoke
    LOL!!!
    Whoever wrote that is a frigging idiot!
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    Generally, along the coast, fire is associated with poison oak, as is the absence of fire. There is also poison oak after a rainy winter. Or a dry one. The most favorable conditions to avoid poison oak: Sierra Nevada.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Slight deviation off the topic, how do these fires affect ticks? I'd imagine(and hope) it decimates them
    I love taking the ticks I've found and roasting them over my gas stove. The little 'pop' I hear means one less MOTHER FUKCING TICK FOR ME TO WORRY ABOUT!!!!!!!

    Sorry. I hate ticks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Sorry. I hate ticks.
    I think we can all agree on that. I've roasted my share of ticks, and will continue to do so. Anyone in favor of preserving the lives of ticks? Speak now or forever hold your peace.

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    A question for that Dr. who wrote about PO smoke. If ticks burn up in a fire and you inhale the smoke will you get Lyme disease?😜
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