ROAD SALT AND TREES

What is the problem?

How can salt damage be recognized?
salt damage on sugar maple
                                                    Salt damage on sugar maple

How does the damage occur? Which common urban species are sensitive? What can I do about it? Where can I get more information?

George Hudler, 1980. "Salt Injury to Roadside Plants," Cornell University Information Bulletin 169.  Most state extensions have available lists of susceptible and tolerant plants.  For other information, advice and help on this topic, call offices of your State Urban Forestry Coordinator or University Extension service, or visit urban forestry web sites.