In this News Channel 5 article, Rob Kraker from Davey's Southeast Nashville office shares about the upcoming rare double cicada emergence.

Posted: February 13, 2024

It may be hard to find someone more excited about the upcoming rare double cicada emergence than Rob Kraker.

“This is a part of nature, and it's actually pretty cool that we get to be a part of that. The last time this happened was when Thomas Jefferson was around — 221 years ago!”

Once the ground warms to the mid-60s, likely in May, we can expect two cicada broods to emerge: the 17-year Brood XIII and the 13-year Brood XIX.

I spoke with Kraker — a certified tree arborist with The Davey Tree Expert Company — about the species, and he told me that the insect is helpful.

To learn more about the cicadas, click here.

For more information, contact the SE Nashville Davey office.

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental and utility infrastructure consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Davey has over 12,000 employees and is the ninth largest employee-owned company in the U.S. This year, Davey celebrates 45 years of employee ownership – Join us and apply today! 

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