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Old 03-16-2014, 01:06 PM
Wes Parker Wes Parker is offline
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Ball Moss and Kocide101

Anyone ever had to control Ball Moss on live oak trees? I did a google search and see where Kocide 101 is recommended. These trees are on top of a 6 foot berm that separates a spine road from the houses. The trees look weak and where the moss has completely covered the bark the trees are dying.
Just wondering if anyone had used this product before and what if any dangers there might be with it.
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Old 11-23-2014, 12:53 PM
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I'm not familiar with that product but I also try not to use chemicals since they aren't necessary in a healthy forest.
It's a lot of work but hand removal is what I recommend. It's tedious work but it looks better than just spraying which doesn't remove the moss. If the sprayer is strong enough to remove moss, then it can damage the bark and young leaves and possibly open the tree to other infections.

Do you have climbers that need extra work? That's what we would do.

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