rash from tamarack tree?

wjboelem at my-deja.com wjboelem at my-deja.com
Tue Jun 20 09:57:52 EST 2000


In article <2000Jun17.001130.20865 at jarvis.cs.toronto.edu>,
  bae at cs.toronto.edu (Beverly Erlebacher) wrote:
> In article <8i8qcd$f7p$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>,  <wjboelem at my-deja.com>
wrote:
> >Has anyone heard of getting a poison-ivy like rash from a tamarack
> >(Larix larcina) tree?  I planted one in my parents' yard froma local
> >wetland and its the only thing I can think of that I contacted that
> >could cause the rash.
>
> People can develop allergies to almost anything, so it's conceivable
> that you have an allergy to larch, but "local wetlands" can be poison
> ivy farms too.  Even if it wasn't you who dug and hauled it, if it got
> bashed into some PI enough to get some juice on it, it could have
passed
> it on to you.
>

Thanks for the response.  There was no poison ivy in the area, so I
don't know what else could have caused it.

email is actually wjboelem at mtu.edu



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