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Abiotic Problems - Deicing Salt Stress

In many situations in the upper Midwest, deicing salt damage is the ultimate stress on evergreens, and may occur as run-off into the root zone as the snow and ice melt, or more commonly, as aerial drifting of salt solutions near high use roads.

Damage from salt spray
Scorching from salt spray
Eastern redcedar: salt accumulation
Eastern redcedar: witches' brooming

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