kurt k
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Tree cavity care

I have a 50+ year old dogwood and a few pruning cuts before I bought the house were bad and formed a small hollow in the tree. I have cleaned out the dead material and have noticed ants. I am under the advisement just to let the tree try comparmentalize but can I spray something in the cavity to kill the insects? ANyone

valleytreeman
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in a word....

Yes. In fact the tree probably won't compartmentalize untill the ants are gone. They will continually keep enlarging their nest cavity which will continually thwart the tree's compartmentalizing defense.



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