What's your question? Ask

Hyacinth Plant

Q.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

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
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.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hyacinth Plant
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert