Mid-Florida Tree Service
Floridians have a love / hate relationship with our native bromeliads, Spanish moss and Ball Moss. Because it's native, it's just as natural here as the giant Live Oaks that host them so commonly.
I wrote "love / hate" because some see it as an attractive addition to their trees and others would stop and just about nothing to remove it.
It isn't parasitic. It is an epiphyte and takes nothing from it's host.
The growth of Spanish moss on a healthy tree will be limited just by the shade cast by the tree's leaves and branches, reducing the amount of light available for photosynthesis.
If there's a tree in decline, there might be overgrowth that should be thinned to allow the tree an opportunity to recover.
Bromeliad removal for aesthetics alone is discouraged because the process of removal can cause damage to the tree.
When moss removal is the right choice, Mid Florida Tree Service will clear out a portion of the Spanish moss, but will limit this work to ensure the overall health of the tree. Moss spraying options exists, but the cost is high, the process is slow, and the moss makes a mess on your lawn.