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Enchanted Moss Forest

Green moss on maple branches

Rain, rain and more rain continuously since yesterday,  with plenty of moisture makes it a suitable growing environment for moss.   Yes, all these moss images taken from my property in Oregon. 

Moss covered trees

 
Moss can be found on roof, lawn, concrete slab, decayed wood.  It is amazing how moss can attached themself on anything.  The Oregon green moss which grows on maple branches are soft to the touch.  This kind of moss are excellent for hanging basket liners and will keep all summer long.  As long as the hanging basket is kept moist.  They are easy to peel from low growing maple branches.    

Lichens

Lichen is another variety of moss that looks like a snake-skin. A thick leathery texture to the touch,  it is also good for composting.  Lichen grows on branches will not harm trees because it takes nourishment from the air rather than from the tree.  Lichen also commonly found on dead branches and limbs.  Give lichens access to the sun they will grow with little competition.  Sometime lichen will fall on the ground caused by strong wind.   

Moss are wonderful on trees.  Nature truly has created an enchanted moss forest.   

Happy Gardening……..    

Moss on abandoned log

    

     

Bearded Moss

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    • Thanks for your comment on my enchanted moss forest. Google is indeed a wonderful search engine. Have a nice day……

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