Question by  Tm (30)

If I have ants in my oak tree, is it dead?

Ants are everywhere in this tree.


Answer by  roxiey (191)

it depends how long the ants have been there ants can harm a oak tree very very bad it drinks the you got to find a way to get them out of the tree


Answer by  MrPKitty (329)

Ants often nest in various plants including trees, if this is the case, the ants will protect the tree. It could be a case of a different insect infestation that is attracting the ants. How does the tree itself look? Are the leaves mottled, curled or turning brown? Are large sections of bark falling off?


Answer by  Zaka (2315)

It may not be completely dead, but it is doomed to die soon. Ant nests settle below the ground level, in the root system, that are hollowed out to provide an efficient nesting ground.


Answer by  BrokenRose (131)

Not necessarily, insects do make their homes in healthy trees as well. It's possible though. Examine the branches to see if they're dry and rotted. That's a sure sign of the tree's condition.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

No but you do need to find out if they are regular ants or Termites if they are regular ants just put some stuff out to get rid of them if they are termites you need to get an exterminater in there right away so that you can get rid of them before they can kill the tree.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, no it may mot be dead yet. But generally, it is. Just use raid and see if they are still present after a few days. Then you will really be able to tell.

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