Preventing Road Salt Damage Along Street Lined Trees
All over the place, during the winter months, salt is used to de-ice snowy conditions on highways which will in-turn help to keep drivers safe and prevent accidents from occurring. However one of the larger problems associated with ice salt is that it’s toxic toward trees. When the plows come around and push all of the melted snow or ice to the side of the road, the run off which includes all of that salt ends up soaking into the soil next to trees and hurts them.
The problem with salt is that it’s very good at saturating soil levels. Once the trees begin to absorb it, they’re going to have a very hard time absorbing water because salt causes blockages. This will be a major problem for trees trying to grow during the spring months when water is needed most.