Ok, I live in Brazil, but I have noticed this in Hawaii as well as in pictures of India and the Philippines.
WHY DO THEY PAINT TREE TRUNKS WHITE?
Some answers I have gotten here are
Keeps ants out of the trees… White paint? HOW…
Keeps cars from crashing into them…It does not (sheesh)no better then no paint any way.
And if that’s why, how come the trees planted in high-rise apartment penthouses are also painted white.
It keeps rats out of the trees, again how… also, I understand there are no rats in Hawaii
Because the imported mongoose population did away with them.
It looks nice…Ok so folks who live in tropical countries have no taste, still there are
A few nature buffs I know who have painted trees in their front yards that would
Presumably prefer the natural look.
SOOOOOooo how bout it?