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Central Ohio
May 20, 2020 6:14 PM CST
Please help us identify and treat this stuff on all our bushes and trees!
How do we get rid of it?

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Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
May 20, 2020 6:26 PM CST
You have lichens. In a wet year they puff up like your's have. They do not harm the trees. Attempting to scrape or spray them may harm the bark of your plants, so I would advise against it.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
May 20, 2020 6:51 PM CST
I love lichens. Lovey dubby They don't grow in the desert.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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