13 Jul '11, 3pm

New Weed Killer May Kill Trees, Too

New Weed Killer May Kill Trees, Too

Clover is not a weed. It's a fertilizer factory for lawns. Photo: Paul Lampard / Istock related articles By Dan Shapley Dupont's new herbicide, Imprelis , is considered prime suspect in the death of green living things. That shouldn't be a surprise, given that it's designed and marketed to kill lawn weeds like clover and dandelions. But nearby trees — white pine and Norway spruce (both sold as Christmas trees) — are also dying in enough cases that the company and environmental officials have launched an investigation. Dupont mailed a letter dated June 17 to customers stating that "Our turf development team has been investigating these reports and we are trying to better understand the circumstances and whether the various symptoms are related to applications of DuPont Imprelis herbicide. Our investigation is not complete and we are working to determine what variables may h...

Full article: http://www.thedailygreen.com/green-homes/latest/imprelis-...

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