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tree demossing services

Tree demossing involves climbing a tree and removing the moss that’s on it. In Florida, the main mosses that we remove are Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides). Heavy moss can shade leaves, and slow the growth of a tree. Spanish moss is not only unsightly, but it can impact the overall health of your trees. One key factor that hinders your tree growth is that if the moss becomes to broad, preventing light from reaching other parts of your tree and not providing sunlight to other leaves, your tree can become unhealthy. The main essential to good tree health are leaves, mosses can hinder leaf growth which is not good for your tree health. 

Spanish Moss Removal


Despite common misconceptions, Spanish moss is not from Spain, its origins span from South America into the US and Caribbean. Another common misconception is that Spanish moss is a parasite; it is not. It’s an epiphyte. The plant, in fact, thrives on rain, fog, sunlight, and airborne dust and debris.


What makes Spanish moss harmful to trees is: 

  • Weight 

  • Lack of sunlight to other branches 

Many mosses may not be detrimental to the health of your tree, but when too much of it starts clinging to branches, it can weigh down your tree—which can cause potential damage to your tree and your home. 


We will determine the process based on: 

  • The health of the tree

  • Moss substantiality

  • Your needs

  • Tree strength 

  • Tree type


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