Magnolia Trees
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The bark on my magnolia tree is coming off. Is that a sign that the tree is infected.

Zone 32541 | Faye Carley added on April 24, 2017 | Answered

The Bark on my magnolia tree is coming off. Is that a sign that the tree is infected.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 30, 2017

Carpenter Ants are know to infect Magnolia Trees and can cause bark peeling.

Inspect the areas carefully for signs of ants.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/magnolia/magnolia-tree-care.htm

Ant Baits can be used to trap and control the issue.

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