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Ball moss is actually a plant, (Tillandsia recurvata) a harmless epiphyte and not actually a moss. It is part of the family of bromeliad plants, and its relatives include the pineapple. However, it still unsightly and is considered to be an invasive plant by some. For this reason, ball moss removal service is desired by most home owners. There are several easy ways to get rid of this plant... some more effective than others. Most all methods are very expensive but The Roving Arborist Tree Service has developed an affordable method based on the actual plucking of each plant from the tree... read on...

Chemicals can be used to control ball moss but there are side affects...
Since ball moss is a plant it can be killed with chemicals. Applying the
right chemicals to your ball moss will rid your trees of the overgrowth over a period of a few days. Using a mixture with the active ingredient of copper hydroxide can halt your ball moss growth problem by spraying this mixture directly onto the ball moss. Mixed with a prescribed amount of water, normally six tablespoons per gallon, applications in the spring and winter are normally needed. HOWEVER this method is highly discouraged by The Roving Arborist Tree Service simply because the chemicals can harm humans as well as tender plants under the application area. Also the dead ball moss remains attached to the tree and is visible for up to 10 years after spraying. The chemical treatment method is not effective at all for aesthetics.

Proper Pruning is another alternative for ball moss removal. Proper pruning help the tree structure, aesthetics and overall health. Having your trees properly pruned by The Roving Arborist not only takes care of the pruning but also removes 85% of any ball moss present.

Ball moss will most likely return to your trees at some point and our suggestion is to allow it to grow for several years before having it removed again saving you money and aggravation. Having ball moss removed the second time is less costly if performed by The Roving Arborist due to the smaller amounts of ball moss the second time around as well as the unique ball moss removal method used by The Roving Arborist Tree Service. Our ball moss removal method and tools were developed by The Roving Arborist Tree Service remains proprietary; We reserve information on the method since it is easier on climbers than any other method, allowing The Roving Arborist Tree Service to become the leading tree service in the field of ball moss removal.