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RE: True or False?

I also got that email.... but thinking most companies would have taken that
into consideration along with the piles of chippings which were not
standard, as in all hardwood and other categories they sell mulch under.

Termites are real in New Orleans...



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 8:16 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] True or False?
> I have received excited reports from three non-gardening types of the
> great threat of "Samoan termites" being spread nationwide in cheap
> mulch made from trees from New Orleans that had been ground up
> in the cleanup after the hurricane.  All these people are sure a national
> disaster is in the making.  My first answer is "why are you buying
> cheap mulch?"  Then "Why Samoan termites?  How did they get
> to New Orleans?"  Of course this is answered by referrence to
> "invasive aliens."
>  I have tried to Google this and though there are reports
> of termites in Samoa, mostly seeming to come from Australia, and
> a Univ. of Florida document on the genus lists them, I can find nothing
> that connects them to mulch or New Orleans.  Any input from this
> erudite crowd?
> Auralie
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