Why Are Trees Painted White?
Painting the bark on trees helps prevent sunscald.
White paint helps reflect sunlight and prevents the tree’s bark and vulnerable tissues from damage caused by thawing and refreezing during winter months.
Avoid using toxic oil-based paints for trees.
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Not all young trees should be painted white.
Tree trunk painting also deters pest infestations.
Painting a tree trunk with white paint also prevents pests from gaining access through various small openings.
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