Cicadas Leave Their Marks, but Do Little Real Damage to Ohio Trees

In this interview with WKSU, Rex Bastian, technical adviser for Davey Tree, tells listeners that their trees will recover from this year's appearance of the cicada's.  

By Mitch Felan

Posted: August 3, 2016

Insect experts are reassuring local homeowners that their trees will not be permanently harmed by this year’s cicada invasion. 

The concern comes from a process called ‘"flagging," where female cicadas lay eggs in the tips of tree branches.

Rex Bastian, technical adviser for the Davey Tree Expert Company, says while that leaves brown patches and dead leaves, the trees will heal.

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