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Name: Lily
Status: other
Grade: K-3
Location: Outside U.S.
Country: USA
Date: N/A 


Question:
How do you clean up a salt water spill near trees so that the trees won't die?



Replies:
Hello,

It depends upon the amount of salt water spilled compared to the area of soil. If a small amount, then using fresh water to irrigate the soil would dilute/minimize the concentration/amount of salt water in the soil near the trees. Some tree species would be more tolerant of salt water than others.

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach, PhD
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard University Herbari


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