Moss on Japanese maple


Old 06-15-06, 12:52 PM
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Moss on Japanese maple

I have a Japanese maple tree that is near the house in a mulched area. We have had a tremendous amount of rain in the NE since early May, especially my area of CT. Near the base of the tree it splits in two pretty equal branches. At the split there is a good deal of moss forming. It is on the side of the tree that gets no sun.

Will it harm the tree if I leave it? What should I use to remove the moss without damaging the tree short of just scraping it off?
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Old 06-15-06, 02:16 PM
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Moss is generally not harmful to trees. It can be removed by hand. If it does not appear to be easily removed, remove when tree is dormant.

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