Deicing salt injury
- Soil salt damage causes leaf edges or margins to appear burnt or scorched progressing toward the mid-vein
- Soil salt damage can mimic nutrient deficiencies, e.g., yellowing foliage on deciduous plants
- Salt spray causes branches to become tuft-like (a.k.a. witches’ broom)
- Run-off salt kills roots which results in die-back of most branches
- Affected trees leaf out later than other non-infected trees
- All deicing damage most noticeable in spring
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