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Fact Check On Hemlock Chemical Treatments


Last updated 3/28/2018 at 3:18pm

The picture caption for the March 26 “Hope for Hemlocks” article, stating that neonicotinoids used for hemlock woolly adelgid treatments work because “the adelgid apparently do not like” them, is so misinformed as to put county landowners and their property at serious risk. In fact, these chemicals are deadly synthetic neurotoxins which have been banned from use across Europe, and which have been implicated in colony loss of honeybees and native pollinators in both North America and Europe. Putting these toxic chemicals in your soil introduces a major environmental risk for what wil...

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