Dogwood lichen

Asked August 7, 2019, 10:01 AM EDT

Hello Is lichen growth on dogwood trees a sign of disease and or general decline of the tree. Thanks

Frederick County Maryland lichen dogwood tree

1 Response

Lichens are often blamed for killing a tree or shrub but this is not true. They do, however, grow on slow growing and sometimes declining trees and shrubs. Here is more about lichens https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/lichens

Marian