Why Put Soap on Trees?

Kevin J Harding hardingk at unity.ncsu.edu
Wed Dec 28 12:43:52 EST 1994

Mark E. Hill (mhill at lexis.pop.upenn.edu) wrote:
> Why put soap on trees?

To clean  them of course!!  ;-)

Now that the obvious silly reply has been dealt with ...
Do you mean a soapy water solution which is often used as a mild 
insecticide to annoy aphids, scale insects and other assorted bugs which 
can be moved on without resorting to more nasty (and expensive) chemical 

Kevin H.


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