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Fruit tree protection using lime wash


By David_b

United Kingdom Gb

If you've been to Spain, you'll have noticed, perhaps, that they paint the trunks of some fruit trees with lime. This is, presumably, to stop insects from climbing up the trunk. Would this work in the UK, as a substutute for grease bands? Maybe the lime would be washed off by our winter rains, but I'm intrigued by the possibility.



Actually, they are probably painting the trunks with whitewash to keep the bark from burning in the intense sun. That is what we do here in the desert, and it doesn't seem to bother the bugs much.

22 Jul, 2011


Thank you. Carry on with grease bands then!!

26 Jul, 2011



26 Jul, 2011

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