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Medium_img_7226 What is the white stuff on the tree trunk? How to get rid of it?

Submitted: 04:15PM, 03 May 2019
Answer: Hi Ben,
Thank you for contacting Yates.

The growth on your plant is called a Lichen which is a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an algae/cyanobacterium.
Lichens generally will not harm/kill the plant, but for some people, can reduce the aesthetics of the plant.
Unfortunately as yet, we don’t have any product to control lichens on plants.

We recommend increasing light availability and keeping the plant well fed with Dynamic Lifter.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturist

Category: Diseases
Tags: Lichen
Answered: 10:56AM, 09 May 2019

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