Hi--new to this group. I am in S.Tx. and have some oaks, as well as an
Arizona ash, some kind of elm, and several others.They all have that
ugly moss growing on them. It may possibly be a little worse on the ones
on the side of the house where it gets less sun, but there is quite a
bit everywhere. Any advice on how to get rid of it, and hopefully keep
it from returning? I started reading the thread on moss until the
nonsense posts started. Thanks Larry
If you're talking about Spanish moss hanging from the branches, it's a
completely different subject -- can't be prevented and doesn't do the trees
any harm. An increase in Spanish moss may be due to increased sunlight into
the crown of the tree, probably due to leaf loss, such as after a hurricane
or as a result of a tree disease. Around here our live oaks have a lot of
Spanish moss, and occasionally a company will come by and harvest it for use
in the nursery trade. -- Regards
2 most common oaks growing natively in S. TX are the live oak and the red
Spanish moss grows where the tree is stressed, excess humidity or moisture
is not needed like in "moss".
Most likely seen on the live oak.
Never seen such on elm or arizona ash.
Due to the lack of rain for many, many months in S. TX, doubt if you mean
"moss" per se.
First you have to unstress the tree, or trees associated.
When the source of stress is removed for long enough, you can knock the
spanish moss from the tree with a long pole. Immediately burn them.
May return if a tree or trees become stressed again.
I started reading the thread on moss until the
That previous thread was about genuine moisture seaking moss, not Spanish
moss. Entirely different.
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