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    A tree stump killer called Basil?

    We had a tree massacre in the empty lot next to our home this afternoon, and after they cut back 50 feet of treeline they sprayed a stump killer they called Basil. I know I must be spelling it wrong. In a panic I came to you all. They said it's not toxic to pets and such but I need to know for sure. They couldn't answer simple questions and now I don't trust what they do answer. Can someone help me out?



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    RE: A tree stump killer called Basil?

    The tree service was back at it today and this time I spoke to a supervisor. Of course the utility company is behind it. But, she said the spray they use is a comb of 3 chemicals. Gurlon Ultra and Stalker are the names I remember. I told her what her workers said it was and that I realized it was just the method and not the actual name of the chemicals. I swear my blood pressure was going to pop my head off my shoulders as we were speaking. It's not toxic but....when cows came in contact with the wet chemicals it did no harm. When they urinated it killed the grass. Who says this? She says a company mixes the chemicals for them.

    Anyway, I was still hoping someone has some helpful info on this chemical combo could post a relpy.

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    Kim
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    RE: A tree stump killer called Basil?

    If you go to msds.com and enter "garlon" (note correct spelling) into the first search box, you can pull up the MSDS sheets on it.

    It's very widely used. Unless the animals are directly licking the wet spray or the spray ended up on the animals directly, my guess is they'll be OK.

    Even on a good day, urine kills grass. I'd definitely be concerned if they came in contact with the wet chemical. But if they were poisoned, you'd probably know it by now.

    By the way... There is an animal poison control center with a 24/7 hotline.
    http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control/

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