Spanish Moss

Do you have Spanish Moss living in your trees?


Contrary to what many people believe, Spanish moss is not a parasite and does not injure a tree by obtaining any nourishment from it.


Spanish moss is an epiphyte, a plant that lives in a tree without any contact with the ground. It only uses the tree for support and does not invade the living tissue, like mistletoe and other parasitic plants. As in the case of lichens, Spanish moss obtains the water and minerals it needs from rain and makes its own food through photosynthesis.

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