Posted: February 16, 2021

In this CBS Channel 6 Richmond interview, John Jastrzembski, sales arborist for Davey's Mid-Atlantic offices, discusses the environmental effects of rock salt and alternatives companies are starting to use.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Road crews have been forced to pre-treat and de-ice Central Virginia’s roads in recent weeks. However, environmentalists are urging localities to take a closer look at what they’re putting on the roadways.

Rock salt is the most abundant and cheapest way to clear the roads, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

Foresters like John Jastrzembski have studied the environmental impacts that sodium chloride has on Mother Nature.

To read more about what John has to say about rock salt, click here. 

The Davey Tree Expert Company, established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. With 11,000 employees, Davey Tree is the eighth largest employee-owned company in the U.S.

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