We've been having a lot of rain lately, and I just noticed the trunks of the trees in my yard have this green growing on them. Does anyone know what it is and is it harmful to the trees?
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Hi Patsy, yes, we moved to the small rural town about 8 years ago or so, and funny when I lived in the city I never saw this one trees. So, the air must be pure up here. Thank you for answering. I learned something.
Oh, really, Jackie! So, it's not harmful? LOL ...duh on my part. Glad I asked the question, so I will learn something.
...and you'll probably find it growing more on the north side of the tree. I tried to answer by hitting the green "answer this question" tab but nothing happened. I tried writing a hub a week or so ago and couldn't get that going, either.
Sounds like me Bob, all I aim to do gives me a problem and I just throw up my hands much quicker than I used to! But good luck if it was important to you. Like sometimes I cannot even type in a message at FB, then half hour later I can!
Hi Bob, HP was down this afternoon, maybe why. It took me a while to post this question, so I think they are having technical issues.
I don't know a lot about it Theresa but I have just always loved those little clusters and they get little flower looking things on them. I have never had them hurt anything. Have tried to get moss grow in places outside like in rock with no luck....
Oh, really, Jackie ...I'll have to see if they get flowers on them. Mine may be a different kind of growth though. I will let you know : )
Jackie, years ago someone told me that to spread moss, put some in a blender with buttermilk and pour the blended moss in the spots you want it to start. Didn't try it, so I can't guarantee it, but I'd use an old blender if I did.
Wow, MizB, now that's interesting! I'm sure Jackie will appreciate your tip.
Thanks MizB I will try that in summer.
No Theresa I don't think it is a flower but is like a dot on the end and when wet especially they sparkle and so beautiful like flowers. Need to get photo of that!
MizB...You're like a walking encyclopedia with endless tidbits of this & that!! You may be better than Google! :)
Yes, Jackie, try to get a picture of that! I would love to see that and I will take a closer look at the ones that fall to the ground here.
Hi Darling, Paula! What a sweet welcome back comment from you here. My hubby did me proud because he's been telling everyone how wonderful I was while he was healing LOL. I have missed everyone here and I do hope to get back to writing. Hugs
Awww...how sweet. UR hubby appreciates his precious wife. You R blessings to each other. I'm glad he's better. You're a special Caregiver! I took care of my hubby after his hip surgery. Men are spoiled, Theresa!! But worth it! LOL Glad UR back!
Thanks, Paula ...yes, men are spoiled indeed. LOL yes, I've come back in a grand manner with the green fungus on my trees hahaha ...
Hi peachy, thanks for the info. Well, these are full grown trees, so not sure I could treat them all with that mixture.
Hahaha ...Yes, I guess I should have specified ...growing on the trunks of trees!
Oh, wow ...thank you, Tammy! Yes, we've certainly have had damp weather and I just noticed this or maybe it's more now.
Like your answer Demas. Although I hope that the source of the question would know what a leaf would look like. Lichens are a good to have growing on your trees, but you won't find them normally in most cities or suburbs.
Hahaha ...you guys are too funny! Yes, the green growing on the trunks ...It's winter so no leaves yet except for the evergreens.
Dear Faith I'm glad you got a laugh. Is the green stuff fuzzy? Could you please take a close-up of the stuff we are looking at wit your cell and text me at 4199087044? So that I can have a closer look.
Well, I didn't get close enough to know if it is fuzzy. You can click on my photo and enlarge it on your tablet. I think it is lichens. I live in a rural small town.