Magnolia Tree


Old 07-14-03, 01:16 PM
Julie Koos
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Question Magnolia Tree

I have a magnolia Tree that has spots on all of the trunks and branches. The spots are a greenish blue color and are thick and scaly in several areas. The scaly areas look like the underside of a mushroom cap. What is this and how can it be treated? Help!
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Old 07-14-03, 02:29 PM
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Welcome to the forum.

It sounds as if these may be lichens growing on your tree. How long has it been in the ground?

Lichens look like this

Info on lichens

There are so many lichens, scores of them.

For the most part, lichens are symbiotic in the relationship with other plants and don't cause any problems. My 40+ year old dogwoods have them all over.

Hope this helps.

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