Is alcohol use good or bad?
Is alcohol use good or bad? Normally I keep two, one-quart spray bottles nearby when looking over my fruit trees. One contains diluted dish-washing detergent for things like mildew and the other with alcohol to quench my thirst. Just kidding I do not partake in the evil spirits. The bottle of alcohol is to sterilize my pruning shears. Recently I spotted some mildew on a couple of Jonagold apple branches. The detergent bottle was empty so I gave the mildew a little shot of alcohol. To my surprise the mildew almost vanished instantly. Seemed to work well. Question: Do you think the alcohol will damage a tree if use regularly for this purpose?