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- noun Localized injury or death of plant tissues, especially fruit or bark, caused by exposure to intense sunlight in the summer or to rapid temperature fluctuations in the winter.
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- noun Localized
damageto the woody tissuesof treescaused by bright sunlight
- verb intransitive To suffer such damage.
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Jean potted up several batches of our anemones this summer and took especial pride in their growth, sadenning when they started to sunscald and rejoicing in their eventual flourishing when moved to the shade house.
Environmental stresses such as wind, drought, sunscald, or damage during weeding and harvesting increase disease incidence.
Symptoms of sunscald closely mimic the gummosis disease, but are restricted to the side of the trunk facing the sun.
Acid fumes from smelters, frost, sunscald, dry or extremely wet weather, all limit the growth of trees.
Dr. Richards has found that a heavy wallpaper of a cheap grade, cut in strips and wrapped spirally to cover the tree trunk from the ground up, lasts through the season and eliminates nearly all of the sunscald injury on pecans which he has moved from his farm nursery row to the orchard.
(Several slides were shown illustrating sunscald injury to the Southwest side of high headed Chinese chestnut tree trunks.)
It is an alternate bearer and is subject to sunscald in our hot dry summers.
I think you will have more loss from sunscald and root rot than you will from blight.
Another serious type of injury, especially to newly planted trees, is sunscald on the exposed sides of the trunks.
Too commonly, transplanted nut trees suffer from sunscald injury on their southwest sides during the first summer in the orchard.