Prevent the transfer of disease
Tea Tree oil is one of the most effective antibacterials and anti fungals known to man. Don’t just take my word for it, have a look at a few scientific studies like this one.
Antifungal activity of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil) against pathogenic fungi in vitro.
Being an organic oil, it is also perfect for removing sap and buildup from the cutting blades of your pruning saws, secateurs and grafting knife. Because of these characteristics, EASy Clean has found some admirers who swear by it as the best product they have found for cleaning their equipment. As a bonus they also like that fact that it was developed in Australia from an Australian shrub without the addition of chemicals or synthetic substances.
Were Does An Apple Go Rotten From
It is usually from a bruise. The cell walls have been damaged and it allows bacteria and or fungi to thrive on the buildup of sugars in the bruised area and then spread throughout the whole apple.
The same thing happens when you use secateurs, whether they are bypass or anvil, they bruise the branch when you cut them, no matter how sharp the blade. This area becomes a site for bacterial or fungal infestation. It is a good practice to use a sharp saw like a Silky Saw for pruning anything thicker than your thumb. A Silky won’t bruise like secateurs will.
Use an Anti-bacterial Spray When Pruning or Grafting
When pruning, whether you use secateurs or saws, it is a good idea to use an anti-bacterial spray like EASy Spray, to not only keep your saw free from sap build up but to prevent the spread of disease. You may remove a branch because it looks weak or diseased only to spread the problem to another part of the tree or the next tree. Good hygiene practice with your tools can benefit your trees immensely by preventing contamination.
And what better way than to use an organic oil, free from chemicals. Tea Tree Oil is a powerful, natural antiseptic which inhibits a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi.
What stopped a lot of people from using Tea Tree Oil was they found it difficult to dilute. Being an oil it separated from the fluid to dilute it. (usually water) Neil Jonsen developed EASy Spray to prevent mould in household use. However more and more it is gaining attention from arborists, gardeners and orchardists as the perfect cleaner for use while pruning and grafting.