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Posted: April 22, 2021

Davey Tree is mentioned in this Alexandria Living article about what cicadas can do to young trees and what you can do to stop any potential damage. 

Cicada on a leaf

It seems like everyone has an opinion on the cicada invasion set for this summer — even non-human life.

Birds and dogs love eating the slow-moving, crunchy bugs, but cicadas can be life-threatening to young trees and bushes. (We assume that means young trees aren't really fans of cicadas.)

For cicadas, young trees are an ideal host for the decades ahead. Cicadas crawl up trees and create slits in thin tree branches to lay eggs — especially thin branches close to the ground, like those on young trees and bushes. Those slits can make the branches weak and can cause the branches to break or die, according to The Davey Tree Expert Company.

To continue reading about how to protect young trees, click here.

The Davey Tree Expert Company, established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. With 11,000 employees, Davey Tree is the eighth largest employee-owned company in the U.S.

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