Salt vs. shrubs
Snowy weather means using de-icing salt to keep sidewalks and roads safe. But excessive use can harm nearby plants. Here are tips to keep them healthy:
*Use calcium chloride, available at hardware stores, instead of salt.
*Erect barriers between pavement and plants.
*Plant trees in areas away from salt spray.
*Mix salt with abrasives such as sand and ash.
Source: National Arborist Association
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