[NAFEX] Winter injury?

Ed Fackler ed.fackler at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 06:11:33 EDT 2010


Clifford:

     Yes that is a classic symptom of winter injury and severe I should add.

     One cheap way to avoid this (or at least radically reduce it) is paint
the lower 3' of the trunk with white latex paint in late fall.  This will be
effective for 2-3 years.

     Good luck.

ed

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 5:23 AM, Clifford Cain - uk yahoo <
cc_syorks at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hello
> I have posted a picture on flickr of a small goblet apple bush of
> Pitmaston  Pineapple.
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/cc_syorks/4517567992/
> The bark on the trunk has peeled away. No sign of infection, no
> discolouration to bark or underlying wood.  I have painted the split
> with Bezel (fungicidal wound paint)
> Last winter was the coldest we have had in 30 years and I have not
> experienced snow staying on the ground for a week never mind the 4 weeks
> it hung around for.
> The tree is in the ground, on a red clay soil, and is not subject to
> irrigation.Grass grows under the tree which is mowed a couple of times
> during the season.
> Could this be a cold injury or can someone offer an suggestion as to the
> cause?
>
> Many thanks
>
> Clifford
> Bawtry, Doncaster, UK
>
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