View Termites In Trees Australia Background. Wattle trees are native to australia. Some species can also build their nests in trees, which can be 20 metres above the ground, and can.
Photo about termite or white ant nest in paperbark eucalyptus tree, australia. Termite mounds usually outlive the colonies themselves. A fallen tree with a termite's nest once in australia, they continued to build their nests in trees, but later descended and began building mounds on the ground instead, says lo.
In the forest termites are primary decomposers, eating dead trees, fallen limbs, and stumps.
Termite specialist nathan lo, an associate professor at the university of sydney, believes three things were probably involved: Termites in trees can easily travel to your home, causing significant damage. Of all the ways to kill termite colonies, baiting is considered to be the most reliable method. Two inch diameter holes were drilled into the bases of trees and pieces of pvc pipe run into them.