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Published April 16, 2010, 12:00 AM

Was painting the apple tree a good idea?

Q: In 2009, I planted some apple trees. I was told to paint the trunks so they wouldn’t burn in the sun. I painted them with an oil-based enamel paint. Now I heard that I should have used a water-based paint. Have I killed my trees?

By: Don Kinzler, INFORUM

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