This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
It is too much the custom, and it is attended with sad results, to leave fences to the mercy of this vine. A friend attended an archery meeting where the targets were placed each at the bases of trees to which large poison vines were clinging,'and he wondered if the ladies liked it. At a shooting park near one of our cities of the first class a shooting club was lately established, and the fences were covered with this terrible enemy to the human skin. Many school girls climbed the fence to pick wild flowers, and some twenty were injured by the poison vines. Will parents and farmers take warning.