Re: Ground rods and vegetation

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Lau, Gary" <Gary.Lau-at-compaq-dot-com>
> Outside of my garage where I do my coiling is a row of rhododendron bushes.
> About a foot beside one of them is where I have driven my single 8 foot
> ground rod.  This rod has been there for a little over a year now and I run
> my coil on average perhaps 5 minutes per month.  I always soak the soil
> prior to running the coil.   And this bush, and only this bush is just about
> dead.  Has anyone else observed dying vegetation near ground systems?
> Regards, Gary Lau
> Waltham, MA USA

Rhododendrons like acidic (ph 5 to 6) soil and plenty of water.  It is
probably copper leaching into the soil that is killing the bush.