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Ants in my plants

My Mexican lime tree has ants crawling up the trunk. It is in a 15 gallon container outside. It went for quite a while just marking time but has recently started putting out some new branches and leaves. I have seen small garden ants like these on summer squash and okra but they never seemed to suffer and in fact the ants helped with squash pollination but I've never had them on a containerized tree and I don't know how worried I should be about them.

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