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.

Answer from NGA
July 8, 2009


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.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by krobra and is called "Lantana Dew Drops"