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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:12 pm    Post subject: Homemade Fruit Tree grease bands Reply with quote

hey i was just wondering if anyone has made any grease bands for their fruit trees to stop wingless insects climbing up the tree, i've an idea of some cling film wrapped around the tree followed by Vaseline on the cling film, anyone got any suggestions to this idea, or any better ideas?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Friend of mine solved that problem by purchasing Flexi Hose Piping, cutting it into 2ft Lengths { or whatever size suits } slicing the length of Hose and fitting it to the Tree and applying Grease to the Piping....He never had any problems after.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea folks.
Rather than Vaseline, let me suggest Cheno unction. Let's see them get past that.
Here it is http://www.coleman.ie/cheno-unction-400g-p-1115.html

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geranimojess wrote:
A Friend of mine solved that problem by purchasing Flexi Hose Piping, cutting it into 2ft Lengths { or whatever size suits } slicing the length of Hose and fitting it to the Tree and applying Grease to the Piping....He never had any problems after.


sounds rather good, I'm guessing you mean to cut open the hose and secure it around the tree then apply the grease to it Smile sounds more sustainable that the cling film anyway
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No need to secure the Piping to the Tree...when you cut the Plastic Piping lengthwise it automatically closes smaller than it's original size you merely open it sufficiently to get it around the Tree base then it closes itself....but make sure it's Flexi Piping and not Rigid Piping...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i get what you mean now, by putting it on the tree vertical
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes...
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