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Common Myths about Spanish Moss and Lichen

Lichen on trunk of oak tree. Image: Julie McConnell, UF/IFAS Spanish moss and lichen have earned an inaccurate reputation for damaging trees and shrubs in the Florida landscape.  Although they may be found in plants that are in decline or showing stress symptoms, they are simply taking advantage of space available to survive.  Both plants …

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