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

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

  1. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

  2. TreeNut

    TreeNut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    Looks pretty crappy to me.....I thought they would replace 3, 4, and 5's....?
     
  3. Starbuy

    Starbuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    WOW! Glad I didn't waste my time with the resolution process anymore than I already did. Opt-out is an understatement. Good grief, am I reading their chart correctly that they won't even cover for the replacement of shrubs and other plants that were damaged and even killed by Imprelis?! That's nuts! Unbelievable. Oh well, glad I don't have to pay any attention to that site since I'm not in on that class settlement mess since I opted out.
     
  4. Starbuy

    Starbuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    For those interested in the class settlement website it does state this: "These lists are not intended to be comprehensive, and arborists on site visits are instructed to use their professional judgment in determining whether or not a particular plant should be covered."
    So, maybe if you get a good independent arborist who decides a damaged shrub will still look funny in the future or that it will never grow to full maturity size, then maybe it gets tagged for replacement?

    Referring to the link Cindy provided above. https://treedamagesettlement.com/Class1/COVEREDTREESANDNONTARGETVEGETATION.aspx
     
  5. Starbuy

    Starbuy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    One more thing about the website set up for the class that I found interesting:

    https://treedamagesettlement.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=qMNcRfCv0FE=&tabid=96&mid=466

    "New Tree Healthcare
    Dupont will pay $75/tree for each tree removed at single family home residential sites and $150/tree for each tree removed on all other sites, regardless of whether the trees will be replaced or not."

    I wonder why single family homeowners are getting half the amount per new tree that others will get for new tree healthcare?
     
  6. TreeNut

    TreeNut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    Maybe because "others" have twice the number of attorneys....???
     
  7. michiman

    michiman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Well, that's interesting Starbuy. I had 4 bird's nest Taxus yews rated at "2" and 2 other yews rated at "1" that were all offered tree care. $110 for each bird's nest and $64 for the regular yews(final care amount appears to be more for a "2" rated item). I'm not sure what they consider a tree as opposed to a shrub or hedge which wouldn't be covered.

    The only item on my property that I included in the original list that was specifically omitted in the CRA was a barberry. It does appear to be doing fine.

    I am surprised to see only "5" rated deciduous warrant removal - not "3" or "4"s. In any case, I still feel the list pretty much falls in line with the Dupont CRA process already on-going.
     
  8. michiman

    michiman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 43

    Honestly, the $75 tree care amount didn't sit too well with me. I have a feeling I will probably spend all that and more on any replacements. They also have not explained just what "care" is necessary to keep me in compliance with their new tree warranty or the ability to claim further damage on existing trees.

    Like I said, there were definite drawbacks to accepting the CRA but in my case, it did make perfect sense. I'm sure many may not be in a similar situation.
     
  9. cindyb

    cindyb LawnSite Senior Member
    from KY
    Posts: 354

    Still don't own up to what they did.
     
  10. TreeNut

    TreeNut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    I agree Cindyb--this is more than just an 'oops!' They knew this stuff could cause harm, they just thought it would be small and we wouldn't notice, or connect the dots.
     

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