The first danger in allowing moss growth on the trees is that as it grows and spreads it begins the process of blocking out the sunlight. Without the touch of sunlight the tree's leaves are incapable of creating nourishment, they are no longer capable of photosynthesis. Over time, as the moss spreads and blocks more and more leaves from the sunlight it will begin to cause malnourishment. This malnourishment will cause the second danger. The second danger is the stunting of the proper growth of fruit and eventually the inability to produce fruit. Danger number three is, as the moss grows and spreads, it will place stress and strain on an already weakened tree. That stress and strain will begin to break it's branches. And lastly, the fourth danger is a sudden one. As storms and heavy rains pour down it gives the moss an over abundance of moisture that it readily soaks up thus tripling it's weight. This sudden increase in heaviness or weight can cause sudden breaks and severe damage to the tree. With enough broken branches and a lack of proper nourishment and fruit production the tree is already in the process of dying. Without proper care, this tree WILL die.
Psalms 1:1-3 (Easy Read Version)(1) Great blessings belong to those who don't listen to evil advice, who don't live like sinners, and who don't join those who make fun of God.(2) Instead, they love the LORD'S teachings and think about them day and night.(3) So they grow strong, like a tree planted by a stream-- a tree that produces fruit when it should and has leaves that never fall. Everything they do is successful.
As a child of God you are a tree whom He has planted by THE streams of living water. All that you need for growth and abundant life is constantly available to you here.
Notice, I said go dormant, I did not say die. The only way to truly free a tree from Spanish moss is to care for and watch over it daily. Any moss that is found must be cut and stripped away and dropped to the ground.... this is where it dies.... once it has been removed.