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A grassroots advocacy group dedicated to the preservation of our healthy non-infested trees.
"Final" Environmental Assessment May, 2013
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Finding of No Significant Impact May, 2013
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|The Blue Ribbon Project was designed to bring awareness to how many HEALTHY trees Tate Township and Clermont County stand to lose should the USDA choose 2 of the 4 options in the newly revised Environmental Assessment. We are marking HEALTHY, potential host trees with blue ribbon and a blue X. We hope this will give a small visual to help folks realize how cutting over 1.3 million trees in such a small area will have a profound effect on all of us. If you would like to see these healthy trees remain standing, we encourage you to CONTINUE to contact the politicians that represent us and ask them to support our cause in getting these trees chemically treated. Rolls of blue ribbon are available at Community Savings Bank on Plane Street in Bethel for everyone to mark their own trees if they wish. We encourage everyone to do so. Even if you have not had trees cut on your property, if you are within 1/2 mile of anyone who has had trees cut, your trees are "blue ribbon trees" and need to be marked to help spread the word.|
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X equals one infested tree.
The USDA could be cutting
503 acres of healthy, non-infested trees beyond each infested tree - instead of providing tree-saving, effective treatment that they have successfully provided in other areas. Help us save trees.
We are dedicated to achieving a common sense
approach to the containment as well as the complete elimination of the
Asian Longhorned Beetle
from our area using the best science and the least destructive methods available.
If you have ever heard anyone from USDA, ODA or OSU talk about how Chicago got rid of the ALB, here are the numbers from 11/19/11 that they don't tell you about:
Infested trees: 1,551 Total removed (healthy and infested): 1,771 = 220 healthy trees cut
Healthy, treated trees: 290,991
they only cut 220
healthy host species trees while they treated
290,991 treated with Imidacloprid.
and that is how they eradicated this beetle from the state of Illinois.
Check out more of "The Numbers" here,
Join the hundreds of contributors who are supporting the effort.
please make checks payable to:
Citizens Cooperative, Inc.
and mail to:
Bethel ALB Tree Defense Fund
2756 Wilson Road
Bethel, OH 45106
or use button for Paypal contribution:
(We are a registered, non-profit organization, with a 501(c)-3 status. Please check with your tax advisor as to the deductibility of your contribution.)
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