Greetings. My yard boarders a busy road in Benson, MN. I wish to plant an...

Asked March 24, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT

Greetings. My yard boarders a busy road in Benson, MN. I wish to plant an evergreen privacy hedge along the road, perhaps 5'-10' off the road. I like the look of arborvitae but have read that salt and chemicals from winter roads will kill them. What evergreen would you recommend planting for a privacy hedge that can take the pollution from winter roads? Thank you! Andy

Swift County Minnesota

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Here is a great publication from the U that provides information about plants and trees for boulevard gardens (which typically are exposed to road salt. Hope you can find something here!http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/best-plants-for-tough-sites/