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Monday, November 16, 2009

Re: BRYONET: Mosses and lichens on roofs


Hey Juha-Matti
Are you wanting information about how to grow mosses or get rid of them?
I'm a moss gardener and utilize various bryophytes in horticultural
applications. With the interest in green roofs, landscapers and
gardeners might consider the advantages of mosses. Have you found any
data to support the popular notion that mosses/lichens deteriorate these
surfaces? Does an asphalt roof shingle really degrade? Is there a good
reason for destroying mosses instead of benefiting from their year-round
green? or is this just another moss myth?
Go Green With Moss!
Mossin' Annie

Annie Martin
Mountain Moss Enterprises
40 Holly Ridge Road
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

Moss mirrors the intricacies of your inner self.

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