Aluminum vs fiberglass in soil: breakdown/plant uptake/safety?
Perhaps this is a silly question but I have no knowledge about material degradation leading to soil contamination leading to plant uptake and eventually trace amount into fruit.
I'm thinking of putting a mesh screening the kind used for window screens around peach tree base for borer protection in addition to ash. Screen material is readily available in 2 forms fiberglass and aluminum. I think EPA has set levels for safe level of soil aluminum... so maybe not wise to put aluminum all over the soil... I'm thinking fiberglass may be better/less degradation potential? These would be long term installments with regular replacements. I'm thinking long term like 20 years of use could the aluminum (or even the fiberglass) mess up the soil?
I might also instead of this mesh thing do the cloth dipped with tanglefoot method.