Imprelis Discussion - it's damage, Dupont's Claim Process, Lawsuits filed, Experience

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Starbuy, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. jp1216

    jp1216 LawnSite Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2

    Any updates? Additional class action money?

    I received my 'settlement' from Dupont a year ago. Just submitted my 'additional claims' letter for 4 more trees a few weeks ago. Funny how the 4 largest trees in my yard (white pines) weren't mentioned in the initial settlement, but are now suffering. Dropping green needles is never good.....
     
  2. Da Forest

    Da Forest LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    I feel for you, this has not been fun. They flat refused to consider my addtional trees even after an independent Arborist assessment and pictures. Wouldn't even address it. After the third request I filed an appeal, see where that goes.
     
  3. Geek

    Geek LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Please see attached photo. The entire tree has these. I have seen photos of these on Honey Locust as a result of Imprelis. Has anyone had galls Like this on a birch? What else could cause these?

    Birch Tree with Galls.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2014
  4. Geek

    Geek LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Please see attached photo. The entire tree has these. I have seen photos of these on Honey Locust as a result of Imprelis. Has anyone had galls Like this on a birch? What else could cause these?
     
  5. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,427

    Check out...

    www.treedamagesettlement.com
     
  6. Geek

    Geek LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Thanks. Yes, at www.treedamagesettlement.com was where I saw the Honey Locust pictures that looked identical to the Birch photo posted. I was wondering if Imprelis does the same thing to Birch or if there could be any other cause? It seems unlikely, but I wanted to check if anyone else has experienced the galls on a Birch as a result of Imprelis or any other cause.
     
  7. Ubetit

    Ubetit LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Have any of you that elected to just be in the class action received your money yet? A neighbor says they still haven't
     
  8. Da Forest

    Da Forest LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    We have not been able to come up with a mutually agreeable settlement yet much less get a check. They (DuPont / Davey) did not record over half the trees that were damaged on their second survey of our property. A good number of those and many other trees they rated a 4 or 5 are now 1/2 or more dead from the top down. We filed an appeal with DuPont on Decemeber 3, 2013. Have not heard a peep. Tried calling the DuPont Imprelis hot line number, it has been taken out of service. Guess all that foot dragging (a common tactic in legal proceedings) is why they show an earnings increase of 1.58 on their price per share with sales of 10.1 Billion in the first quarter results.
     
  9. paul172

    paul172 LawnSite Member
    from n/a
    Posts: 2

    I have the same problem. They scheduled a second survey for Nov 2013 which got postponed by Dupont until the spring. I called Dupont 3 weeks ago and was told that they were starting to schedule surveys in the next several weeks. Still have not heard anything. Time to call again.
     
  10. Da Forest

    Da Forest LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    You have a number that works? The one on my appeal form says no longer in service. The claims person I talked to over the last few years is gone too, that number is no longer in service as well. Going to have to cut some trees down this year. Took down the 28 they approved but have about double that waiting. I really need a third survey but that is not part of the appeals process. Had an independent one done but they haven't recognize it thus far.
     

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