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Old 09-18-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Default Spanish Moss in Arkansas?

I know we have spanish moss here in Arkansas...somewhere. Where can I find it, why don't we have it in Little Rock, and if I get some, will it survive in Little Rock?

Do you feel Arkansas is less of a southern state because it doesn't have a ton of spanish moss?
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:51 AM
 
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Spanish Moss is found mostly in areas near the gulf. Houston has a lot of Spanish moss.

It hangs in trees. I don't think it will survive if you put it up in a tree. It will probably dry up & blow away in LR.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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You may be able to buy it somewhere in Little Rock, but I don't think the conditions are right here. Although we're near the river, I don't think the overall climate (it needs a steady warm, high humidity environment- Little Rock's weather is very inconsistent) would be a good fit for spanish moss. I certainly don't think it's presence or absence has anything to do with how much of a "southern state" Arkansas is.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:33 PM
 
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The Spanish Moss (Usneoides) is not commonly available from nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by cuttings, seed. It has a moderate ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have medium vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 22F. has none tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.







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Old 09-18-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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There are several places in the Ouachita Mountains where "moss" hangs from trees but it isn't near as "robust" as true Spanish Moss.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:18 PM
 
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I know we have spanish moss here in Arkansas...somewhere. Where can I find it, why don't we have it in Little Rock, and if I get some, will it survive in Little Rock?

Do you feel Arkansas is less of a southern state because it doesn't have a ton of spanish moss?
Nope, we got kudzu.

Lotsa kudzu.

I'll give you all you want to take to Little Rock.

Might be kind of a trip to see the Metropolitan Tower all covered in kudzu.
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Nope, we got kudzu.

Lotsa kudzu.

I'll give you all you want to take to Little Rock.

Might be kind of a trip to see the Metropolitan Tower all covered in kudzu.
Hey RogMar, I left kudzu in Malvern and don't need it here. I set it out on a badly eroding bank (as the federal government did in the 1930s) knowing it would spread if given a chance. I kept it under control while we lived there, but the people who bought the place kinda jacked me around in the process so I didn't tell them about it. I,m sure, by now it has taken over the whole neighborhood. I haven't been back, but I may drive by, look at the wilderness and .
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Old 09-20-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Hey RogMar, I left kudzu in Malvern and don't need it here. I set it out on a badly eroding bank (as the federal government did in the 1930s) knowing it would spread if given a chance. I kept it under control while we lived there, but the people who bought the place kinda jacked me around in the process so I didn't tell them about it. I,m sure, by now it has taken over the whole neighborhood. I haven't been back, but I may drive by, look at the wilderness and .
I was in church about a month ago, Slim, and the minister was talking about building a hut in the desert, and it was covered with vines in a day. I said, "They had kudzu in biblical times?"

I know there is great research going on now to find a specific herbicide for it.

Pretty amazing stuff.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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I was in church about a month ago, Slim, and the minister was talking about building a hut in the desert, and it was covered with vines in a day. I said, "They had kudzu in biblical times?"

I know there is great research going on now to find a specific herbicide for it.

Pretty amazing stuff.
Herbicide?

If somebody could figure out how to run a car on it Helena-West Helena would be the new Dubai.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:39 AM
 
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Herbicide?

If somebody could figure out how to run a car on it Helena-West Helena would be the new Dubai.
Actually, there's a guy in TN who has been doing that.

Kudzu Ethanol Plant Startup in Tennesee, Cows Will Love It | Chemically Green

However, I have seen over the last 5 years a number of people that have come up with great innovations, including a guy outside of Jonesboro that converted his old Buick or Olds, or whatever, to run on propane and get 100 miles to the gallon.

He invited the station and engineers to review it, it was confirmed, he planned to put it in production, then "poof", not another word.

Several other inventions down here come to mind.
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