What is causing this?

Discussion in 'Fertilizers, Pesticides and Diseases' started by ant, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    Can someone give me the four-one-one on what's causing this and is there a scientific name for it?

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  2. hal

    hal LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Georgia
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    Wind?
     
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  3. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks like Mother Nature at work decomposing a dead or dieing tree.
     
  4. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Fanatic
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    You mean the green stuff on the bark??? o_O

    If so, It's a type of dry algae-moss called "Lichen".
     
  5. hal

    hal LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 1,333

    You might want to be a little more specific in what you are asking. Are you talking about the dead tree branch? Rocks? Weeds? Blowing?
     
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  6. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you are referring to the lichen, its harmless to the trees but only grows on slow growing plants thus indicating a fast growing plant may be having issues
     
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  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Granite pebbles smoothed by the action of ocean waves.
    Trees is right. About the green lichen--partly the result of high humidity. If you cannot get more air circulation, a fungicide is a possibility. Lichens do not harm the tree. Do not plant junipers too close together, nor where humidity remains high. Do not irrigate frequently. Do not wet foliage when irrigating. Once a week with drip irrigation without wetting the foliage--my suggestion.
     
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  8. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    My guess is spruce but since @ant didn't give more info hard to know what the question is:)
     
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