Minimizing De-Icing Salt Injury to Trees

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Abstract: 

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.

Author: 
Gary R. Johnson, Ed Sucoff
Topic Areas: 
Agriculture
Target Audience: 
Government
Business Community
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
7 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1995
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$3.00 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6797). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
FO-1413-SEEK
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