salt cedar

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Recent Examples on the Web Also known as salt cedar, it was utilized as a windbreak and as a way to control stream-bank erosion. Anton L. Delgado, The Arizona Republic, 27 Aug. 2020 Getting rid of the salt cedar trees would keep more of that finite groundwater underground, Meck said. Joshua Bowling, The Arizona Republic, 30 Aug. 2020 That same year, workers hacked through thickets of invasive salt cedar trees and began planting native trees in the dry soil. Ian James, AZCentral.com, 19 Apr. 2020 The fire that began on July 4 burned through salt cedar near the Avondale racetrack and continues to burn in the riverbottom. Aubrey Carpenter, azcentral, 5 July 2019 Topping the Western Governor's terrestrial list was tamarisk, which lowers the water table and creates large deposits of salt in the soil, hence its common name of salt cedar, according to the National Invasive Species Information Center. Phil Drake, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2018 Pests that have been in the headlines before include water-gulping salt cedar trees and quagga mussels, which clog water and sewer pipelines. Fox News, 15 Mar. 2018 Also on the list from the Western Governors Association were plants such as salt cedar and Eurasian watermilfoil plus critters such as carp, nonnative crayfish and feral hogs. Phil Drake, USA TODAY, 22 Mar. 2018 Some of the species on the governors’ list have been in the headlines before, including water-gulping salt cedar trees and quagga mussels. Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2018

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1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Salt cedar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/salt%20cedar. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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