Forestkeepers for the month of September will take place at Washington Avenue between Battey Street and Paulsen Street where we will be removing excess Spanish Moss from trees. Spanish Moss is an epiphyte, which means it is a plant that lives on another plant but is not parasitic. Other examples of epiphytes include Ball Moss and Resurrection Fern. However, if too much Spanish Moss grows on a tree, it can stunt the tree’s growth by covering leaves and can break small branches from the moss’s weight.
All necessary tools and gloves will be provided, in addition to snacks and refreshments. All ages welcome, and community service credit is available.