arborvitae's on roof garden decks near shoreline - Knowledgebase Question

Dorchester, Ma
Question by JefDffyJ
July 8, 2009
how can u manage tree on roof gardens facing shoreline seacoast not far from ocean .about spray on tree's from the ocean please advise.
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Answer from NGA
July 8, 2009

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Unfortunately, arborvitaes are quite sensitive to salt so there's not much to suggest other than moving them to a protected place during stormy weather and hosing them off as often as possible to keep salt spray to a minimum. Colorado Spruce (Picea pungens) is very tolerant of salt spray, as is Yew (Taxus) so you may want to consider growing these on your rooftop deck instead of arborvitates.

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