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Post  s.jones on Thu May 02, 2013 1:39 pm

Down here in Naples, Florida where it is moist all year long, lichen grows on everything. I have this on my tropical mimosa tree. It is very healthy but the bark is crumbly to the touch if it is rubbed with my thumb. Is this a big concern or should scrape the trunk and limbs with a tooth brush to remove the lichen? [img][/img]

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Post  JimLewis on Thu May 02, 2013 1:42 pm

There's a difference between lichen and fungus. Lichen is OK, fungus is not. Which do you have?

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Post  s.jones on Thu May 02, 2013 2:46 pm

I have lichen

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Post  JimLewis on Thu May 02, 2013 6:36 pm

Then don't worry. Lichen can help give you trees the look of some age. It does no damage to the tree.

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