In this Chicago Sun Times article, David Horvath from Davey's Lake Bluff office talks about if trees can be damaged by cicadas.

Posted: May 14, 2024

“We’re going to start to be able to see them,” said David Horvath, a certified arborist with The Davey Tree Expert Company. “Right now, squirrels and raccoons and possums are running around, having a field day chowing down on cicadas.” David Horvath portrait in front of a tree

Which is also why there are so many — they’re flooding the zone.

“Their whole survival strategy is predator satiation,” Horvath said. “They’re going to overwhelm the predators; it’s impossible for squirrels to consume them all.”

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