Prune Apricot trees in Northern AZ - Knowledgebase Question

Dewey, Ar
Question by vegulliford4
January 11, 2010
When to prune apricot trees in Dewey, AZ? What is the white material painted on trunks of some trees?

Answer from NGA
January 11, 2010


Apricot trees are pruned during the dormant season (now) so go ahead and prune yours. Fruit trees are often painted with diluted white latex indoor paint to protect bark from sun burn. Our intense summer sun can burn thin bark.

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