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Tree Susceptibility to Salt Damage

- symptons of salt injury / influence of salt on plant growth
According to the US Department of Agriculture, Forestry Service, the accumulation of salt within plants and soils affects plant nutrition and water absorption. Sodium reduces nutrient uptake of potassium. All trees are affected by salt to some degree, but some species are more tolerant than others. Learn how to minimize salt injury. Read More read

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How Salt Damages Trees

- dying of thirst
According to the Yates County Master Gardeners, salt damages trees through two pathways: via airborne salt spray, as on a busy highway, and via the soil. Salt spray that lands on a dormant twig can enter the tissue through leaf scar and kill the dormant bud, whereas salt in the soil can create a drought.

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