More than 200,000 tons of de-icing salt are applied each winter to public roads in Minnesota. While this salt helps provide dry, safe pavement for traffic, it can also have a toxic effect on roadside plants. This booklet describes the symptoms of plants injured by de-icing salts as well as typical salt injury patterns. Has a table giving salt tolerance of trees commonly used along streets and in urban plantings. Suggests way to minimize and possibly eliminate salt damage to trees and shrubs in urban areas. For city engineers, park managers, transportation department personnel, road maintenance staff, parking lot maintenance personnel, and city foresters.
MES Distr Ctr (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 612/625-6797). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.