Friday, June 03, 2011

Controlling invasive species in Rochester, NY with poisons

We thought because the City of Rochester is going to start a massive insecticide program to slow down the spread of Ash tree deaths, it might be interesting to find out a little something about the insecticide considering the city is going to treat over 4, 400 trees. 

The city is using is an insecticide and it will be injected “directly into the tree’s vascular system through several plugs that seal it inside the tree.” City of Rochester | News Release - Forestry Division Aims to Protect City’s Ash Trees 
You might have a lot of question about such a comprehensive program of poison being applied in our environment like: What kind of poison is this insecticide? Does the insecticide radiate out of the tree and into our environment at some point? And more questions about the use of pesticides

If you are concerned about the use of insecticides to curb the Emerald Ash Borer, check out this general information on this: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Potential Side Effects of Systemic Insecticides Used To Control Emerald Ash Borer  -from Treatment Information | Emerald Ash Borer Information Network

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