View Full Version : New Orleans Mulch??

03-06-2006, 02:41 AM
Someone might have already posted this :confused: I didn't bother with a search.

If you use mulch around your house be very careful about buying mulch this
year. After the hurricane in New Orleans many trees were blown over. These
trees were then turned into mulch and the state is trying to get rid of tons
and tons of this mulch to any state or company who will come and haul it
away. So it will be showing up in Home Depot and Lowes at dirt cheap prices
with one huge problem; Formosan Termites will be the bonus in many of those
bags. New Orleans is one of the few areas in the country were the Formosan
Termites has gotten a strong hold and most of the trees blown down were
already badly infested with those termites. Now we may have the worst case
of transporting a problem to all parts of the cou ntry that we have ever
had. These termites can eat a house in no time at all and we have no good
control against them, so tell your friends that own homes to avoid cheap
mulch and know were it came from. http://www.agctr.lsu.edu/en/environment/insects/Termites/formosan_termites/

Burch's Lawn Care, LLC
03-06-2006, 05:55 PM
just got this email today

03-06-2006, 08:24 PM
Might want to check to see how accurate this is????
Sounds like it's a fish story.

03-06-2006, 10:55 PM
Dept of Ag. was on today for the Fed and Louisana and said all trees in NEw Orleans and hurricane areas where the trees have been chipped up have been quarintined to avoid such a scare. This was doen imeediately after clean-ups started.

Grass Man
03-06-2006, 11:28 PM
.... This might help: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/household/termites.asp


03-06-2006, 11:36 PM
I am from New Orleans area and have heard no such story about selling off debris as mulch. There are always a lot of possiblilities out there. The last I have heard is that they were shipping a lot of the debris to China for their paper industry. Will it be showing up in the local Home Depot? I don't think that would be my concern.