Vine Maple - Lime Sulfur use

somegeek

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When I paint the main trunk deadwood with lime sulfur, what concentrate should I use? Full strength out of the bottle? Also, will this harm the growing tissue if I accidentally get the full strength lime sulfur on it?



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Bill S

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I think I'd let it age naturally, Diciduous trees seem to look manufactured w/ lL.S. IMHO. If you do use it dilute it(not sure how much), and paint it on a wetted surface, and yes I believe you need to use care not to get it at strength on the live parts. FYI diluted to instructions it is a dormant treatment that can go on the whole tree, keep it out of the soil though.
 

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You can darken the effect of lime sulfur for deciduous trees by adding indian ink or tea. Although i have not tried it on a tree yet my practise shots with dead twigs worked well.
 

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When I paint the main trunk deadwood with lime sulfur, what concentrate should I use? Full strength out of the bottle? Also, will this harm the growing tissue if I accidentally get the full strength lime sulfur on it?



somegeek

P.S. - opened this one as my other was hijacked for lime sulfur discussion. :(
wow!!! I love this one...
 

Brian Van Fleet

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For bleaching deadwood, lime sulfur is applied with a paintbrush at full strength; spray the wood with water a few minutes before you start and the LS will apply easier. You will not "hurt" the live portions if you get a little on it; just wipe off with a paper towel, or if it dries, you can brush it off with an old toothbrush. It will flake off with a little effort. You don't want to get any on live wood because it looks sloppy, it's important to establish a clear definition between living and dead wood.

Might go without saying...but apply it outside, LS is smelly.
 
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