Bird repellent to be sprayed on downtown Hagerstown trees

November 14, 2008

Ehrlich has been contracted to spray street trees in downtown Hagerstown to discourage starlings and crows from roosting, according to a press release from the City of Hagerstown's Department of Engineering & Code Administration.

Spraying was scheduled to begin Thursday night and, weather permitting, will continue Monday, Nov. 17, Thursday, Nov. 20, Monday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 28, according to the release.

Spraying will occur in the following areas:

  • Franklin Street from Potomac to Jonathan streets

  • Jonathan Street from Franklin Street two blocks to the north

  • South Potomac Street from Public Square to the Washington County Free Library

  • Franklin Street to the east one block

    The city will only spray trees that are in the public right of way, according to the release.

    For information, call the city's Department of Engineering & Code Administration at 301-739-8577, ext. 125.

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