Why Are Some Trees Painted White?

If you surf the web long enough, you'll find plant-lovers from throughout the world. Planters are the most committed. Growing a fruit tree from a seedling isn't easy.

Some tree planters place netting over their trees. Why? What's with white-painted trees?

You may have seen colored trees before, and they all symbolize something. Orange dots imply trees will be taken down. Purple-painted trees identify territory and warn trespassers. White?

Sunscald may be prevented by painting tree trunks white. Extreme winter temperature changes cause bark to split.

Tree trunks can be hurt a lot when they go from cold winter nights to warm, sunny days.

The light paint tone protects wood from overheating and cracking. Thin residential trees or orchard trees usually have this paint.

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