Ball Moss Removal Wimberley, TX
Ball moss removal in most instances is also aesthetic pruning. Ball moss is not parasitic, but is an aerophyte (air feeder) like a bromeliad. Most of the ball moss comes out with dead wood removal. In Wimberley, most of the time ball moss infestations are light and standard pruning removes most of it. Generally, pruning the rest of the ball moss from the healthy limbs constitutes aesthetic pruning, because it does not negatively affect the tree. However, extremely heavy infestations (generally found in other, more humid parts of Texas) can be detrimental because the ball moss can grow to the ends of the limbs and choke out the leaves. Sometimes heavy infestations in central Texas can lead to additional limb failure during ice storms, for example due to extra weight on the branches, especially if the tree is very dense.