Old 06-15-2011, 08:08 AM
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Is Imprelis getting a bum wrap?

Is Imprelis getting a bum wrap by some not making a correct diagnosis?

Professional arborists think so judging from recent local and AP news...


.......Trees across Indiana are falling victim to last year's drought and disease, and some arborists say the effects could continue for up to five years.

Many of the trees affected are evergreens such as spruces. Those trees require more water and are susceptible to a fungus that causes needlecast disease.

Kris Medic, past president of the Indiana Arborist Association, said trees could be feeling effects from the drought for the next three to five years.

"It's kind of a slow-motion train wreck," she told The (Columbus) Republic.

Nick Rush, city arborist and director of park operations for Columbus Parks and Recreation, said most of the dead trees he's seeing are evergreens.

Did we forget that last summer's drougth was the worst on record for most of the states east of the Mississippi? and that earlier in the spring it was as it has been this spring's record rainfall.

No problem you say?

My own observations indicate a decline in many conifers throughout my state and most trees declining in lawns not even treated.

Me thinks some may need better diagnostic skills....

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Old 06-15-2011, 08:12 AM
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Agree, but there is now dought there is herbicide uptake in trees as well...
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:18 PM
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I might agree with you if I were seeing the same damage on properties that did not receive an Imprelis application. But I'm not seeing it in this area.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:50 PM
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Agreed as above.

The damage is too wide-spread across the country. If it was more localized and/or regional, then I would say there are other issues involved with the evergreen trees.
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:47 PM
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Purdue had confirmed many cases. I one that it has happened to and it happens quick. I think its a good product but this is a major problem. I only treat the lawn for $65 but now I have to replace a $300 tree. So really the imprellis costs me $1100/gal. It could've been a lot worse.
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