Salt Damage to White Pines

This photograph, taken on a Greenwich, CT property, is a perfect example of the consequences of repeated winter salt accumulation in the soils of landscape plantings. This row of White Pine (Pinus strobus) in our client’s back yard is planted directly against a busy parking lot. The pavement has a slight slope making the salty runoff drain directly onto the clients property, but more so on the right than the left. These trees were all planted at the same time! High salt content in soils can cause excessive compaction, reduced nutrient uptake, and can simulate drought conditions for nearby plants. Protect your property with early season fertilization that contains additives to reduce the prevalence of salts in soil.