Fruit Tree Grease - Gardening Naturally
This fruit tree grease (200g) can be used on pots or trees to stop crawling insects climbing. It is ideal for fruit trees to stop winter moths.
A complete barrier must be formed for the grease to be effective. The band should be applied at least 45cm off the ground. Using a stiff brush create a ring approximately 10cm wide around the trunk of the tree making sure that the grease fills any cracks or crevices. Use on fruit trees in the Autumn and keep sticky until the Spring.
Top up if necessary to ensure band remains sticky.
Store in cool, well ventilated area. Keep container tightly closed, keep away from direct sunlight, keep at temperatures between 150°C and 400°C.
Directions for use:
For tree grease to be fully effective a complete barrier must be formed. Choose a suitable position on the trunk at least 45cm (18”) above ground level but below the lowest branch and remove any loose bark.
Using a stiff brush or spatula, form a ring approximately 10cm (4”) wide around the girth of the tree making sure that the tree grease is worked into any cracks or crevices.
Replenish if necessary to maintain stickiness.
The tree trunk is the main thoroughfare for many pests to attack fruit trees and the use of tree grease provides a simple and effective means of monitoring pest activity. Pests such as the winter moth and mottled umber moth invade fruit trees in late October to early December whilst the March moth invades early spring.