Snow & Ice
University study shows winter road salt doesn’t impair bioretention plants
Research offers food for thought for municipalities
January 24, 2024 By Turf & Rec
Studies conducted at the Université de Montréal suggest that certain bioretention plants are not impaired by road salt. Four plant species were tested in a simulation of spring runoff with three of them unaffected: red osier dogwood, soft rush and blue flag. The results of the studies indicate that municipalities can benefit from the installation of bioretention areas.
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