Dormant oil spray and painted trunks
So for the first time this last fall (and some into the winter) I painted the trunks of my fruit trees with 50/50 white latex paint. Seems to have helped reduce sunscald losses, but won't know for sure until things leaf out, which is not for another few weeks up here.
But I now have a question about dormant oil spray. Does the paint serve the same purpose (smothering any insect eggs) on the trunks of the trees as the oils spray would? Or should I spray the oil anyway? Any concerns about sealing the bark too well with oil and paint?