Will Chlorine in Garden Water Hurt Plants & Trees?

Plants and trees need trace amounts of chlorine for growth, but chlorine is toxic in large amounts. If a plant gets too much chlorine, the leaves may develop spots or drop off. Heating water or letting it stand overnight can eliminate chlorine from tap water.

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D.M. Cameron was a journalist and editor for wire services, newspapers and magazines for more than 20 years. In addition to editing and ghost-writing non-fiction books, Cameron now writes for several websites and trade journals. Cameron's degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Penn State.