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Maplelover
May 9, 2017 1:55 PM CST
Got a Japanese maple yesterday. It was planted and i noticed that there are white spots on the bark. Is this a problem?
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 9, 2017 3:22 PM CST
Welcome!

Are you in the Pacific Northwest? It looks like patches of lichen.
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Maplelover
May 9, 2017 4:00 PM CST
No Daisy. I'm in New York. I'm new to this. Would lichen be a problem?
Name: Celia
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Zencat
May 9, 2017 4:11 PM CST
Lichens would not be a problem for the tree. Can you get a clear picture of the spots?

Maplelover
May 9, 2017 4:27 PM CST
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This is the best I could do.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 9, 2017 4:30 PM CST
You have all sorts of lichen! No, it won't hurt anything.
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Maplelover
May 9, 2017 4:40 PM CST
Thanks so much for your help!
Thank You!

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