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Question: My front lawn slopes down, so all the salt from the road kills my trees, I want to plant a tree that doesn't grow really big, but hardie enough to make it through our winters, we planted i think it was a Norwegian maple purple leaves, and it died, what can i plant and is there any type of fertilizer, I can use to help it,
thank you
Clo from NH

Answer: The University of Nebraska recommends the following salt-tolerant trees for your growing region:
Acer platanoides (Norway Maple)and Acer saccharinum (Silver Maple). Acer rubrum, the red maple is only mildly tolerant of road salt. I'd go ahead and plant the Norway Maple.

Best wishes with your new trees!

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