I originally was going to put in a line of Arborvitae pyramidalis
(emerald green) along the east side of our church, but some more
research showed that the salt from the parking lot could make this a
poor choice. Can anyone point me to a shrub similar is shape
(upright, 3-4 ft diameter, good for a hedge perhaps eventually) that
is more salt tolerant? We're in MI, zone 6.
Good question I do not have the answer. It is often the salt spray in the
air that does the harm.
Tree near fast moving cars would have more mist in the air.
John A. Keslick, Jr.
Beware of so-called tree experts who do not understand tree biology.
Storms, fires, floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions keep reminding us
that we are not the boss.
I don't have a specific recommendation. Escallonia is a salt-tolerant
shrub (forming a hedge that I have around my garden in the UK), but
after a little googling, here are links to a couple of pdf files that
may give you some ideas about a variety of salt-tolerant shrubs.
paste these two lines back together:
or go to:
Consider using one of the calcium-based deicers, too.
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