Sunflower7 wrote:I wrapped my 2 yeard old Brown Turkey with 3 layers of burlap, brown paper, and tarp to protect from severe winter.
Problem is when I unwrapped, I found white things on branches and one of poor fig tree is in miserable shape.
Other fig tree has some green buds therefore I think I can save this one.
We had crazy weather of hot and cold.
My guess is when we had hot day, inside of wrapping got too hot and high humidity caused mold to form on branches.
Can I save fig tree by cutting off branches with mold on?
Is baking soda spray effective for mold?
I can attest to the hardiness of fig trees. The one I have in my back yard survived being under Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters for over 2 weeks. Not only under water, but under salt water from Lake Pontchartrain with God knows how many chemicals and petroleum products mixed in from flooded cars, mowers, tool sheds, work shops etc.
Within 2 seasons after the storm I had a bumper crop of figs like I never had before. Most of that was due to the fact that a huge Pecan tree that shaded my fig tree was toppled by the winds and it now gets full sun all day long. Don't give up on it just yet.