[NAFEX] white fruit trees
interverbis at videotron.ca
Mon Mar 22 18:23:30 EDT 2010
In Europe, you often used to see a "white wash" type of tree painting done
late in the Fall... It was used to protect the trees against insects,
diseases and fungus invasions prior to the advent of fungicides,
insecticides and whatnots which are now currently used instead. It slowly
washes out over the Winter and Spring as it serves its purpose to protect
the tree... and can be renewed when necessary.
I have used it myself to protect the trunk of fruit trees, I like it.
Maybe, this is what you saw...
Hélène, north of Ottawa
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Dossett" <phainopepla at yahoo.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] white fruit trees
I think what you were seeing was probably from dormant Lime Sulfur sprays.
This often leaves the bark of the trees white.
phainopepla at yahoo.com
--- On Sun, 3/21/10, Betty Mayfield <bmayfield at opusnet.com> wrote:
> From: Betty Mayfield <bmayfield at opusnet.com>
> Subject: [NAFEX] white fruit trees
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010, 1:47 PM
> To the list,
> While driving on the highway near Wenatchee, Washington (a
> fruit-growing area) this weekend we noticed field after
> field of pure
> white fruit trees, in addition to an occasional field of
> the usual
> grayish-brown trees.
> I thought it might be some sort of early spring spray, but
> suggested it might be a variety or varieties with white
> bark. Every
> bit of the tree was white - trunk and all of the branches,
> giving the
> fields a rather ghostly appearance.
> Any idea what this might be? By the way, it was a beautiful
> day, with no rain to wash off anything that might have been
> Betty Mayfield
> northwest Oregon
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