Would love to have a persimmon tree. I could deal with the bag worms.
bag worms love persimmon trees
Carpenter ants loooooove blackjacks because they can almost completely hollow one out and have it still be strong enough to stand. Next stop after the trees is your house, so you want to get rid of them post haste.One of my black jack trees out back has a bunch of huge black ants all over it. They are living in the darn thing! Are they eating the tree or just living in it? I have never seen it before.