Why Do People Paint the Bottom of Trees White?

Trees are painted white or covered with white tree wrap to prevent sunscald and insect damage. Painting trees also provides for greater visibility near busy streets.

Keywords: painting trees white, white paint for trees, tree care

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Jenn Mercer is a Writer, Poet, and Translator (French > English) living in Raleigh, NC. She has Bachelors degrees in both English (Creative Writing) and French from NC State University. Mercer has been published in the Grapevine, Astropoetica, Talkin Blues, Nth Degree, the CATI Quarterly, The Fix, and Uncle John's Bathroom Reader for Kids.