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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -
The task force charged with trying to save the
poisoned trees at Toomer's corner confirms new growth can be seen on both
Leader 9 has learned the task force is about to embark on an experimental
treatment to help those new leaves battle the poison.
The head of the Trees Task Force, Gary Keever, says "Basically
we had two things to look forward to, either the trees would not break bud and
they would be dead, or they would break bud and we would have some hope left of
still very much alive as early spring-like temperatures encouraged hundreds of
new buds and immature leaves to sprout on both threes.
very positive sign that yes, the trees are still alive. We are going to monitor
them and get a lift up later on in the week to look more closely at them," says
The Task Force is now aggressively hoping to
protect and nurture the new growth, through an experimental procedure.
"We are very close to working out the details,
of injecting a sugar solution into the trunks of the trees. Spike 80df
interferes with photosynthesis and eventually the trees run out of food
supplies, so we are hoping to artificially support that food supply by
injecting the sugar substance into the trunk."
Keever says the chances that the trees will
survive are still slim, but he adds, with every new leaf, hope literally grows.
the injecting the sugar like substances procedure will happen in the next two
or three weeks.
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