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By Yogi555

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

i want to paint a tree for a sensory garden at a care home. is this possible and if so what paint to use so the tree is not harmed



You shouldn't really paint the whole tree, including all the branches and twiggy growth, but you can use a watered down emulsion (water based paint, and not a vinyl emulsion either) on the trunk. This is sometimes done on Birch to increase the whiteness of their trunks for decorative effect.

28 Nov, 2010


its also done near me on oak trees that are close to the road on the trunk in quite a wide band .

28 Nov, 2010


Confused slightly. How will painting help those senses normally aimed at in such a garden? However, instead of painting a tree, what about PLANTING a tree with a prettily coloured stem such as prunus serrula or betula utilis var. jacquemontii? Worthy

28 Nov, 2010


and ofcourse we have more than one sense to i mite add worthy .

29 Nov, 2010

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