A lot of trees were damaged a few years back when landscapers -- unaware of the danger -- used a weed killer called Imprelis®. The weed killer was used in every state except California and New York, and it killed thousands of white pines, Norway spruces and other trees in residential yards and on golf courses across the country. Now, a settlement has been reached to rectify the damage in a class action lawsuit.
Property owners on sites where the chemical was applied directly (as well as owners of adjacent properties) can have their damaged trees removed free of charge and receive cash payments for tree replacements and care.
Lawn care workers who applied the chemical on others' property will receive compensation for the time and expenses they incurred for assessing the damage and assisting customers in the settlement claims process.
And finally, golf courses will receive all the benefits available to homeowners plus $2000 for time and expenses in assessing damage.
The weed killer was manufactured by DuPont and it was thought to be environmentally friendly, which may account for its wide useage. Just goes to show you, folks, go green.
For more information on the settlement, visit www.TreeDamageSettlement.com