Saturday, November 10, 2012

Green Moss

Q: There is green moss growing on my older flowering cherry tree. Will it hurt it and how do I get rid of it?

A: Commonly this is seen on older deciduous trees and the good news is that it is harmless. What you see is moss and lichens (gray) that have found a home on your cherry. There are 2 options for you to get rid of it. First, you could get a stiff brush and brush it off (if the tree is not too tall) or your second option is to spray with copper sulfate while the tree is dormant. Ive also seen people use a garden hose to blow off the moss. Another option is to just leave it be and think of it as adding character.

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