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Downtown Hagerstown trees to be sprayed to shoo birds

November 30, 2009

The City of Hagerstown has contracted with JC Ehrlich to spray trees in the public right of way in the downtown area to discourage starlings and crows from roosting.

If the weather permits, spraying will begin Dec. 1 and will continue on Tuesdays, Dec. 8, 15, 22 and 29.

The spraying is to be conducted from 6 to 10 p.m., the city said in a prepared release.

The spraying will be done in the following areas:

o Franklin Street from Potomac Street to Jonathan Street.

o Jonathan Street from Franklin Street to Bethel Street.

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

o Franklin Street from Locust Street to Potomac Street.

If weather prevents spraying on any of the scheduled Tuesdays, it will be conducted the following Thursday.

For more information, contact the city at 301-739-8577, ext. 125.

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