Posted by John Fasoldt on 16:37:01 8/4/2007 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Termites (I think) in live, but old maple tree posted by Barbara on 14:15:58 8/4/2007 from 184.108.40.206:
Termites don't attack LIVE wood. And termites ARE up there, just not very many... I have an exterminator friend up your way, he does one or two jobs a year for termites, as opposed to our 4-500 jobs.
What you saw was probably carpenter ants. They won't hurt the tree either. Carpenter ants and trees have a symbiotic relationship - just leave them alone.
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