Insect Pest Control

something growing on branches and ants all over them

Zone 3 | bkmt added on July 1, 2015 | Answered

My small tree has little yellow-brownish growths on new branches. Ants are feeding on the growths.

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Answered on July 2, 2015

Most likely there is an insect infestation. The insects secret honeydew, which in turn attracts ants.
Treat the tree with Neem Oil.

Here is a link with more information.

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