Tree Damage: Salt Damage

Salt can damage plants in two ways: through the air (when salt particles become airborne) coming in contact with new buds or through the salt-saturated soil coming in contact with the root system.

The chlorine and sodium (which the salt breaks down into) enter the tree and blocks essential nutrients from entering. Heavy salt in the soil can also inhibit the trees ability to take up water (as well as compacts soil and effects the PH) which can cause drought-stress.

Damage to look for :

What homeowners can do:

 

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