Imprelis® is an herbicide sold by DuPont that does its job a little too well. It is good at killing the plants that it was intended to kill (weeds) but apparently it is also wiping out healthy shrubs and trees.
This herbicide has caused both major and minor damages to properties. It is used both in home and in large scale settings. Thus, there has been damage to private residential properties as well as to commercial properties like country clubs, golf courses, colleges.
According to eMoney Daily, Rachael Brunelli writes that "DuPont (NYSE:DD) has said that its new herbicide, Imprelis, has damaged large spruce and pine trees on golf courses and properties from New Jersey to Wisconsin."
The problem has become so significant that even DuPont has taken the unusual step of setting up a special web site with information for consumers to go to if they have had property damage from Imprelis®. This site is called Imprelis-Facts.com. DuPont says that it is "fully committed to making sure that our valued customers are satisfied with our products, and to ensuring the responsible stewardship of those products. We regret any injury to trees that our herbicide, Imprelis®, may have caused. We have reached out to lawn care professionals who have reported concerns, and are committed to working with them to promptly and fairly resolve any problems associated with those products."
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