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This may well qualify as the most useless since they offer this year … because it will be relevant only every decade or so. Seventeen years in some cases … I’m talking about cicadas. Recently I was in the Midwest and saw this damage cicada in beechwood of a client. Cicada lay eggs on the branches of a tree, leaving a strange pattern stitching. The larvae end up in the soil where the roots of trees are eaten. You may kill them with a potion insecticide. Mark your calendar for the boom year cicada in your area, and keep an eye out for this damage:

The callus healing makes sewing pattern. This is a beech.

Another branch with damage from summer cicada, photographed in the autumn

This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2011/11/16/cicada-damage-on-bonsai/


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