As far as I can tell, the last time I posted about the project was six months ago...in December, 2015.
Well...Saturday (July 9) marked the 365th day of the Tree Wrap Experiment. Here's the last photo of the fabric on the trees:
|Last day - July 9, 2016.|
Doesn't look much different than the first day, does it?
|First day - July 10, 2015.|
Close up, though...there's been some staining of the fabric and some interesting lines. And some critters had to be gotten rid of...
I deliberately didn't want to wash the fabric, because I thought that might remove some of the stains -- especially from the synthetics (there were a couple). So I bundled the fabric and string and put the bundle in a hot dryer for 20 minutes, as I'd read somewhere that this would ensure even ticks were eliminated:
|Ready to disinfect!|
After this process, I laid them out on the freezer/work table on my back stoop: