[NAFEX] Lichens on trees

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar parmarch at vsnl.com
Thu Apr 3 21:42:04 EST 2003

Our experience here in temperate zone is that when thw treees get too old
and devitalized or live their normal age span, they are affected by lichens.

Here the common belief among the orchardists is that appearence of lichens
on trees is an indication of the need for the replacement of trees.

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
Horticultural Consultant on Lesser Known Indian Fruits

----- Original Message -----
From: Joe and Ellen Hecksel <jhecksel at voyager.net>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 1:28 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Lichens on trees

> Young, fast growing trees tend to shed there outerbark more quickly
> since their girth increases by a larger percentage each year.  The
> lichens cannot get a toehold.  Trees that are older or are struggling do
> not shuck off their outer bark as quickly and lichens can colonize them.
> >I have heard that lichens don't harm trees but may indicate a poor
nutritional state.
> --
> -Joe Hecksel
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