Q&A – How do you prevent sunscald on young fruit trees?
How do you prevent sunscald on young fruit trees?
Sunscald is caused by thin bark freezing and thawing. Gardener Peter Richards recommends covering the trunk with something to keep the sun from warming the bark. He suggests pool noodles, pipe insulation, paint, or light-colored fabric.
Effects of Sunscald
Young Tree Checkup
Environmental Injury: Sunscald and Sunburn on Trees
Sunscald Injury or Southwest Winter Injury on Deciduous Trees