Lichen on hedge branches

Lichen on hedge branches

Observation - Lichen on hedge branches - UK and Ireland. Description: An established garden hedge showing green growth at base branches. I'm not really sure what this growth is, lichen or algae. Could be desmococcus.

An established garden hedge showing green growth at base branches. I'm not really sure what this growth is, lichen or algae. Could be desmococcus.