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ants on maple trees

Posted by confused_newbie NorCal USDA 9 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 9, 08 at 17:31

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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RE: ants on maple trees

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

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RE: ants on maple trees

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 10, 08 at 23:08

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

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