Pacific Northwest Gardening forum: Too much moss on my fruit trees

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Feb 2, 2018 8:34 PM CST
I have 3 or 4 kinds of moss growing all over my fruit trees of every kind. Is there a safe way to remove it? I live in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: California
Feb 4, 2018 5:14 PM CST
moss is quite common on trees in the PNW
it does not have a root system so i just hose it off when it gets too heavy
a strong water spray will knock it off

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Feb 6, 2018 12:08 PM CST
Well, that sounds environmentally friendly.
Thank You!
Name: Deb
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
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Feb 8, 2018 9:00 AM CST
Just returning from a road trip down south through Cali to Mexico, up through the canyon lands. Finding I miss the moss and ferns almost as much as actual trees.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.

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