>>I just wanted to get some input on what kind of white paint to put on
>>young tree trunks. And also is this the best method to protect the tree or
>>should I look into something else? Thanks.
>You can use regular latex interior paint. White paint is the best for
>sunburn. You might need a plastic protector for weed eaters, animals etc.
I studied epiphytes once and had an idea to paint tree-trunks white (or any
other color) in order to determine the rate of shedding of bark for different
tree species. It did not come to that, and I don't know if anyone has done
such research on trees. But if you're painting trees anyway, it would be
helpfull to register a 'half-value time': the time it takes till half the
paint has gone - for a tree species.