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Salt cedar
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terry    Posted 04-15-2003 at 07:47:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can anyone tell me if salt cedar and tamarisk are the same plant. Not sure if I spelled tamarisk correctly.

They are talking about calling it a noxious weed here in western SD. They claim that one plant can use up to 200 gallons of water per day.

I lived in Utah for 8 years and the river banks are covered with what they call tamarisk.

Thanks for any input you may have.


Ron,Ar    Posted 04-15-2003 at 18:51:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know about salt cedar or tamarisk but I have heard a similar story out of Texas, My brother out in West Texas said they have a Mesquite eradication program along the banks of streams there. Streams run till the sap rises and then the streams all dry up. They are still in a drought there. The mesquite pulls a lot of water out. Guess it the same with this salt cedar.


Salmoneye    Posted 04-15-2003 at 07:54:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That's a new one on me...

See the link below...

Hope it helps...


Linda    Posted 04-15-2003 at 15:15:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Salt Cedar or Tamarisk (locals call it Tamarack) are an introduced species to Utah. And, yes, they do suck up water and take over land.


Salmoneye    Posted 04-15-2003 at 15:31:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Tamarack is not the same thing...

Tamarack is a 'Larch'...They are native to North America...

Dang weed here...

;-)



Linda    Posted 04-15-2003 at 23:18:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the clarification and the link, Salmoneye.

I didn't mean to imply Tamarack was the same as Salt Cedar. It's just that the locals, at least in our part of Utah, call Salt Cedar, or Tamarisk, Tamarack. They are wrong, but the misnomer is pretty commonly used here.


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