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Re: Sunset maple

Re: Sunset maple
Posted by: Newt (IP Logged)
Date: November 04, 2007 06:33


Hi Chris,

I'm totally confused by your description of your trees. I can't imagine a scare that is 8 feet wide and 6 inches tall if the tree was only 6 feet wide. You don't say what damaged the tree. If the bark was damaged but the cambium layer under the bark wasn't damaged the tree should repair itself and form a callous.

The ants could be after aphids or scale insects or they could be carpenter ants eating the interior of the tree. You will need to watch where the ants go. If they aren't carpenter ants eating the trees they might be after the honeydew (waste) from aphids or scale insects. If so, and your trees are small enough, you can spray for aphids or scale insects with insecticidal soap. You can make your own and spray every 5 to seven days until the ants are gone. Aphids and scale insects come in different colors. You can read about them here.

[woodypest.ifas.ufl.edu]
[woodypest.ifas.ufl.edu]

Here's how to make your own insecticidal soap.
[www.care2.com]

Make sure your trees are properly mulched.
[www.treesaregood.com]

Newt

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|  Sunset maple chris foster 12/08/2007 17:54
||  Re: Sunset maple Newt 04/11/2007 06:33

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