ants on maple trees

confused_newbieApril 9, 2008

Hello all,

I have two grown maple trees that I just discovered to be infested with ants. Ants seem to be crawling up and down the tree constantly. But the trees look healthy otherwise; should I be worried and should I be killing the ants? Thanks!

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bullthistle

Bleeding happens in the spring so I presume that is what the ants are going for so I wouldn't worry unless they find themselves in your house.

Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Perennials

    Bookmark   April 9, 2008 at 8:15PM
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confused_newbie

Thanks!

    Bookmark   April 10, 2008 at 2:33AM
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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

You likely have some sort of honeydew-producing insect in the tree. The most common is aphids. But may also be scale.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2008 at 11:08PM
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