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Tamarisk/Salt Cedar

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

Tamarisk or Salt Cedar (Tamarix) is a large tree native to arid regions of Africa and Eurasia.

This tree is extremely invasive and should never be planted intentionally. Tamarisk was originally brought to Las Vegas and the Southwestern U.S. as a shade tree and windbreak before it’s negative environmental impact was known. It has since caused major damage and habitat change to the entire Colorado River Basin, and riparian zones across California and the American southwest.

Large specimens can still be seen in the older parts of Las Vegas, and volunteer sprouts can be found all over the Valley.

Small Tamarisk tree growing along fence

If you see a Tamarisk sprouting on your property, it is best to remove it immediately. Even what looks like just a small sprout can establish it‘s root system quickly and embed itself in a yard.

If you are in need of a Tamarisk removal, Green Man will make sure you are taken care of. We are an expert tree removal company, comfortable with even large and dangerous tree removal. We have the expertise to get jobs done the other tree services just can’t.

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