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Pinellas County workers erroneously poisoned 74 sabal palmetto trees in Joe’s Creek

Pinellas County workers erroneously poisoned 74 sabal palmetto trees in Joe's Creek:

  • It also spurred Pinellas County to tighten rules allowing its employees to kill trees.
  • Hillsborough County, St. Petersburg and Tampa all have more stringent policies for removing trees than Pinellas County.
  • Pinellas County workers erroneously poisoned 74 sabal palmetto trees in Joe’s Creek 08/23/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:20pm] Photo reprints | Article reprints
  • ST. PETERSBURG – When four trees had to be removed in March for maintenance purposes, two Pinellas County workers sprayed the sabal palmetto trees with a herbicide.
  • The county acknowledged the error on Monday, after repeated requests for comment from the Tampa Bay Times .

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@TB_Times: “Pinellas County workers erroneously poisoned 74 sabal palmetto trees in Joe’s Creek:”


ST. PETERSBURG — When four trees had to be removed in March for maintenance purposes, two Pinellas County workers sprayed the sabal palmetto trees with a herbicide.


Pinellas County workers erroneously poisoned 74 sabal palmetto trees in Joe’s Creek

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