Tag Archive | Spanish moss

Do No Harm – Spanish Moss

Since my last blog about Spanish moss, a few people questioned this plant’s impact to trees. Many people assume that it causes damage and ultimately the death of the tree it lives on. This plant grows best on aged trees. The dead branches in older trees slough off important nutrients the plant needs to thrive. […]

Spanish Hair in Arbor Lakes

Draped on southern live oak and bald cypress trees, blue-gray beards that would put ZZ Top to shame sway to the Florida breeze. It is Spanish moss. It is neither Spanish in origin nor a moss.  Native Americans called it “tree hair”, the Spaniards called it “French hair” and the French called it “Spanish hair”. […]