Juniper trunk

paul3636(6a Ma.)April 4, 2012

I have an upright Robusta Juniper that i'm training as a literati. i scraped and wire brushed the trunk and got a great red mahogany color. I would like to oil it am not sure what to use.

Vaseline-Olive oil - Neem oil - etc.etc.

If anyone has experience on what to use I would appreciate

your reply.

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Of the vegetable oil, camellia oil, and tea tree oil I've used, I like the tea tree oil best.

Al

    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 1:47PM
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paul3636(6a Ma.)

Thanks Al
But what is tea tree oil???
Is it Neem oil???

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 9:14PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

From Wiki: Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, is a pale yellow colour to nearly colorless and clear essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odor. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. Tea tree oil should not be confused with tea oil, the sweet seasoning and cooking oil from pressed seeds of the tea plant Camellia sinensis (beverage tea), or the tea oil plant Camellia oleifera.

Al

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 8:54PM
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paul3636(6a Ma.)

Al

I'd like to try it.
Where can it be purchased???

Paul

    Bookmark   April 10, 2012 at 5:15PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Try a health food store.

Al

    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 9:30AM
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