I've been using 1/3 paint, 1/3 water, 1/3 all-purpose drywall joint compound; this is still thin enough to brush on, but makes a pretty good crust. I had "Gripper" white primer left over (Home Depot) and have been using it, despite dire warnings about not using exterior paint. If it works again this year, I'm ready to declare victory as we've gotten hammered from borers over the last several years.
Kevin Hauser Kuffel Creek Apple Nursery Riverside, California On Tue, 06 Mar 2012 06:08:08 -0600, Randy Steffens Jr <randyjrsteff...@me.com> wrote: > That's interesting - what's his ratio of plaster to paint? > > Randy Steffens > Shepherd's Valley Orchards > Tennessee > On Mar 6, 2012, at 3:54 AM, kuffelcr...@kuffelcreek.com wrote: > >> Add a slug of drywall mud to the mixture and you'll have borers covered >> too! This is John Bunker's recipe at Fedco Trees in Maine and was >> effective last year in reducing borer damage here. >> >> Kevn Hauser >> Kuffel Creek Apple Nursery >> Riverside, California >> >> On Tue, 6 Mar 2012 03:48:36 -0600, Nick Lucking >> <n...@cannonvalleyorchard.com> wrote: >>> Randy, >>> >>> I've noticed on mature trees where I had yellow belly sapsucker >>> (woodpecker) damage and I've painted them, the birds do not return to >>> peck. I had quite a bit of vole damage last year where I had painted >>> trunks but no guards. I have started to add hot pepper sauce to the >>> latex paint should the critters make it though the guard. >>> >>> Nick Lucking >>> Cannon Valley Orchard >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> apple-crop mailing list >>> firstname.lastname@example.org >>> http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop >> _______________________________________________ >> apple-crop mailing list >> email@example.com >> http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop > > _______________________________________________ > apple-crop mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop _______________________________________________ apple-crop mailing list email@example.com http://virtualorchard.net/mailman/listinfo/apple-crop