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Tree Care in the Winter!

More than 22 million tons of salt are annually applied to roadways and sidewalks nationwide. Unfortunately, excess salt can penetrate soil and upset the water balance between soil and roots - causing dehydration.

To keep your trees safe, you can choose a salt with calcium chloride or magnesium calcium acetate, which are less harmful to plants than sodium chloride.

If you suspect salt damage, contact our Shade Tree Commission! Our appointed arborist may be able to help rinse away some excess salt (when snow clears).

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