|We would like to plant an Amur Maple along side of a residential street. Will they handle the run-off from salt put on the roadway during the winter months?|
|This particular tree (Acer ginnala) is considered to have an intermediate tolerance to salts according to the chart at |
Whichever tree you use, it is best if you can erect a shield to prevent the salts splashing on it and the surrounding soil -- perhaps a burlap screen or temporary fencing.
Your local government may have a list of suggested street trees, or your local county extension may have suggestions. Good luck with your tree!