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Post  moyogijohn on Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:10 pm

Does anyone know Walter Pall,s solution to clean this stuff off your trees that gets on the trunk and small branches??? thank you very much..take care john

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Post  JimLewis on Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:18 pm

It's probably not as grand as Walter's solution, but it isn't rocket science, after all . . .

1. A toothbrush-and-water scrub will do it, and
2. Not spraying the foliage with water so often will help prevent its recurrence -- as will keeping your trees in full sun.

Adding a bit of vinegar to the water when you brush will kill what you miss.

Is it algae (sp!) or moss? Or mold?

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Post  moyogijohn on Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:25 pm

Thank you Jim,, i can get the trunks pretty well with dish soap but the small branches are my problem..take care john

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Post  bonsaisr on Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:44 pm

You need more sun and air circulation. Keep your trees farther apart.
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Post  Ravi Kiran on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:11 am

What Jim has suggested is the cure and what Iris has suggested is the prevention.... both spot on...

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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:05 pm

I TRIED JIM,S SOLUTION,,, It works a lot better with the viniger..thanks Jim take care john

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Post  JimLewis on Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:48 pm

I hope you didn't use too much. Vinegar is used as a herbicide.

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Post  Bob Bailey on Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:44 pm

Try 50% white vinigar 50% water brush on ,leave for a week then brush off with a soft brush,very good on Cork Bark Elms without damaging the bark.
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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:24 pm

thank you Bob for your reply....i did the viniger last night the tree looks better but not all is gone,,,i will brush some more befor leaves start...take care john

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