Arborvitae and road salt

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Groundpounder, Oct 12, 2019 at 3:20 PM.

  1. Groundpounder

    Groundpounder Line Up and Wait

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    Looking to plant some Arborvitae by a busy road, and just wondering how far back I need to keep it so it doesn't get killed by road salt.
     
  2. Zeldman

    Zeldman Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Will the city or county let you plant between your property line and the pavement?
     
  3. sourdough44

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    I see it all the time, evergreen trees killed by salt spray. It may depend some on the speed of traffic & common winds. A few species may be more resistant.
     
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    If you lived in northern NY state I'd tell you that New Hampshire might be far enough away. This state salts the roads like they're trying to turn them into bacon.