How to help salt damaged evergreens

Asked July 16, 2018, 6:16 PM EDT

I used salt on icy driveway this winter and now find a salt damaged evergreen tree. The ends of many branches are browned and dry, used the Extension website to diagnose. I am hopeful all of the rain will help restore the tree. Is there anything else I could do to mitigate the effects of the salt? Thank you for your help!

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

Water is the best treatment for salt damage, and Mother Nature has provided an abundance this year. There is not much more you can do except wait and see. Also consider planning for next winter: how are you going to protect these trees next year?

Here is a good reference:
https://extension.umn.edu/lawns-and-landscapes/protecting-trees-and-shrubs-against-damage-winter