Magnolia Tree

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Old 07-14-03, 12:16 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, 01:29 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

http://www.lichen.com/sampler.html

Info on lichens

http://www.nmnh.si.edu/botany/projects/lichens/

There are so many lichens, scores of them.

http://www.lichen.com/portraits.html

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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