Monday, November 9, 2015

Home Grown: Preventing Sunscald

Homeowners who planted new trees this year, especially ones with thin bark, will want to protect the southwest side of the new tree this winter to protect it from sunscald.

Many young, smooth, thin-barked trees like honey locusts, fruit trees, ashes, oaks, maples, lindens, red buds and willows are susceptible to sunscald and bark cracks.

Sunscald normally develops on the south or southwest side of a tree during late winter. Sunscald and bark cracks can lead to the death of a tree if it is not given special care.

Continued in... Preventing Sunscald.

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