salt damage due to cold/snow
On Tuesday, we had about 5-11" of snow across the area. I noticed both yesterday and today, that there is salt just crusted all over the trees along the major roadways. I've never noticed it this thick or prominent before.
I assume that since they were salting and plowing before and during rush hour that the spray from all the traffic coated the trees, but I've never seen it like this from what I can remember.
What kind of damage could the trees sustain from this? They're mostly bare/dormant deciduous trees but some broad-leaved evergreens and conifers (primarily Pinus) here and there too.
It's not expected to rise above freezing for more than maybe 5 hours on Saturday, and there's no rain forecast in the foreseeable future, just cold and dry & maybe some light snow...so nothing to "wash" this salt off any time soon.