Butternut (Juglans cinerea) decline question.
monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Fri Jan 21 17:23:44 EST 2000
My tongue-in-cheek Gardener's Dictionary by Beard says that trees
really enjoy tree paint--the loss of a limb is made up for by the
delight of seeing the pruning perpetrator covered in spilled black goo
by the time the job is done...
> I'm dubious also. My source is Pirone, "Diseases and Pests of Ornamental
> Plants", who I will acknowledge is much more informed on such matters than
> myself. While painting "wounds" was once an overly touted cure-all that
> (thankfully) has pretty much been refuted...categorically denying that wound
> painting can have
> any value whatsoever seems to be to be an over-reaction in the opposite
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