Moss on maples

Discussion in 'Maples' started by rockandroller, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. rockandroller

    rockandroller Active Member

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    We're in a fairly wet region of SE NB. A bit boggy in places, the local forest is made up of balsam firs, white and yellow birches, hemlocks, black spruce, a few white pines, a few larch... and numerous fairly large maples ( not sure what kind yet).

    Many of the maples have a great deal of moss on the limbs - it it correct to assume that the moss is generally not harmful for them?
     
  2. Kaitain4

    Kaitain4 Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Should not be a problem
     
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    if you don't like the moss i have heard that vinegar works well to kill the moss.
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Moss doesn't hurt the maples, and is good for the general environment, so best to leave it.

    Maples occurring naturally in NB are Sugar Maple, Silver Maple, Red Maple, Striped Maple, and Mountain Maple; only the first three form large trees, the last two are just large shrubs / small trees.
     

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