Removing mold/mildew from tree trunk

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-29-07, 10:37 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 57
Removing mold/mildew from tree trunk

Hello everyone,

I have a Big Oak tree next to my house which has problem with mold/mildew growth. Presumably the growth is from us watering the lawn and the tree at the same time. My question to everyone is, "are there a environmental friendly solution to removing these molds without using harmful chemical?". I heard of a straight vinegar solution, does this work or hurt the tree? any other suggestions would be great.

Thanks for your help
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-29-07, 01:30 PM
Member
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Taylors, SC
Posts: 9,483
I would venture that the effects on the tree are minimal, and would just let it be.
 
  #3  
Old 07-29-07, 05:20 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 57
Removing mold/mildew from tree trunk

Hello Chris,

Thank you! You are correct. The damage seems to be minimal but could be effect eventually hurt the tree? It's a beautiful tree and I would hate to have mold/mildew destroying it. What about the Vinegar solution, is that a safe solution to use to destroy any mold (on trees and others)?

Thank you!
 
  #4  
Old 08-08-07, 10:04 AM
Member
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 15,834
I would be hesitant to spray trunk with vinegar, which is a known weed killer. If you have mold, adjust sprinkler to avoid tree, selectively remove tree branches to allow for sunshine and ventilation inside and around tree.

If what you have is lichen, which many mistake for mold, this can be controlled with liquid copper fungicide. Your local Cooperative Extension Service Agent can identify a sample and make recommendations.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'