Roadway Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Sinsinawa, WI
Question by lkern1
May 22, 2006
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?


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Answer from NGA
May 22, 2006

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This particular tree (Acer ginnala) is considered to have an intermediate tolerance to salts according to the chart at

http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmext/pub...

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!

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