Sources for More Information
Bulletin #32: Let’s Stop Salt Damage
A Classic Book
Chemical Deicers and the Environment edited by Frank M. D’Itri. This was the outgrowth of a national conference held in 1991 at Michigan State University. The 585-page proceedings is perhaps the best single source of information available on this important subject, including hundreds of additional references. Available from CRC Press or Amazon.com.
This is an older publication but its introduction provides information about trends in use of deicing salt.
For two additional lists of salt-tolerant landscape trees, shrubs and other plants:
For an excellent discussion of all aspects of deicing use in the U.S.:
Studies of salt use and its effects in the Adirondacks: