Air Plants And Fuzzy Bark On Crepe Myrtle

Question From: FLORIDA
Q: What can be done about air plants and fuzzy bark-looking growth on my crepe myrtle? It also has Spanish moss starting.

A: These plants are members of the Bromeliad family known as Tillandsias. They are epiphytic and able to grow without soil.They take moisture and nutrients from the air around them and do no harm to the tree and are not an indication of any issues. They thrive in the humid conditions in Florida. I cannot advise you how to get rid of them as I live in Michigan where they are grown and valued as house plants. 
Contact your county extension service in Florida for advice. Best Nancy and Happy Yardening