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Sun cream for trees?!

Photo: Trees in a park, Credit: onlyyouqj, Freepik

Last month, in the Dutch town of Doetinchem, nature managers applied sun cream onto the bark of beech trees. Is that really necessary? After all, trees have managed without sun protection for millions of years. Bart van der Sluis, researcher at ‘Open Teelten’ in Randwijk, gives answers.

This article, written by Nicole van ‘t Wout Hofland was published on 14 May in Resource, the magazine of Wageningen University & Research.


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