Mandarin Trees
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Moss or mold on orange and mandarin trees

Zone Grafton NSW North Coast 200 klm from Queensland border | Peter Smyth added on October 3, 2014 | Answered

The orange tree was planted about 3 years ago and has moss or mold growing on trunk. The mandarin tree about 30 years ago has moss or mold on trunk and branches. Is the moss/mold dangerous to trees and how and when do I get rid of it? Thanks.

Peter Smyth

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theficuswrangler
Answered on October 5, 2014

There's a big difference between moss and mold. Moss can and does grow on most trees, and is harmless. Mold is usually a sign of some disease or damage on the tree. It sounds like you could use the help of a professional to see if you have a problem, and what to do about it. You can contact a registered arborist in your area, or you can call the nearest botanical garden who will either advise you, or connect you with the local master gardener program.

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