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Salt Cedar

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Salt Cedar

Salt Cedar

Salt Cedar plant

  • Extremely high water consumption - mature plants can use 200 gallons of water per day!

  • Tolerates highly saline soil

  • Salt cedar plants cause surrounding soils to become highly saline, which eventually eliminates all native plants

  • Monocultures of salt cedar have a devastating impact to riparian habitats - causing a severe decline in wildlife populations

  • Wildfires are more frequent in salt cedar stands

  • Difficult to control - new plants can be established from seed and live stems