Imprelis Herbicide Killing Trees
Imprelis, sold by DuPont Professional Products and widely used by landscapers, is an herbicide that may be damaging and causing thousands of mature trees to die across the country. Imprelis was introduced to the market in October 2010 and aggressively marketed to lawn care professionals as an environmentally friendly way to kill weeds like dandelion, ground ivy, creeping charlie, wild violet and clover. Homeowners, golf courses, cemeteries, and park managers that used this product are now reporting that mature pine trees were damaged or killed after Imprelis was applied to their lawns.
Imprelis Herbicide Lawsuit
Our firm is currently representing property owners who had mature pine trees damaged or killed after Imprelis herbicide was applied to their lawns. We have retained arborists to assist us in the evaluation of property damage. We are still investigating whether damage is just to mature trees or if the affected soil will harm future plantings. Norway spruce, Black Hills spruce, Colorado blue spruce and eastern white pines are the most common species reported to have been damaged when in contact with the Imprelis herbicide.
We’re still looking into the scope of damage – initial reports were that the herbicide killed spruce and pine trees, but now it appears that many other trees and plants may also have been damaged/killed, including possibly honeylocust, crab apple, burning bush plants, cottonwood trees, hydrangea and hostas. Damage is widespread in Minnesota, Michigan, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and other northern states.
Are Your Trees Damaged?
It is important to preserve evidence of any damage to your trees. You can do this by following preliminary steps to preserve evidence of an Imprelis related injury – click here.
How We Can Help
If you believe that your trees died from exposure to Imprelis, we want to hear from you. Zimmerman Reed is investigating claims from property owners and golf courses who experienced significant damage to trees on their property after Imprelis was sprayed on their lawn. Fill out our free case review and a Zimmerman Reed attorney will conduct a free case review. If you have questions and would like to speak with someone, please contact us directly at 1.800.887.8029. Zimmerman Reed is an experienced law firm handling environmental cases and we welcome any questions you may have.