painting trees

Trees are amazingly adaptable and vigorous, providing protection for us and a host of species. Young trees need time to get strong and impervious and need a little help from us to survive the first few years. Tree trunk painting is an old-time method to seal trunks and protect them.The proper product to use for tree trunk painting is hydrated lime for whitewash. To minimize injury to the tree, whitewash on a warm, sunny day. Use a brush, sponge, cloth or wash mitt, or spray the whitewash. Paint the trunk to about 18 inches from the ground, applying the paint completely around the trunk