While Brood X is finally starting to die down, this group of cicadas has certainly left its mark on the plants and people of Delaware. Aside from the mental scars that can result from a cicada flying into your face, these insects really don’t leave much of a mark… unless you’re a vulnerable tree, that is. Cicadas don’t bite humans, but they can cause some damage to young saplings and branches as the females deposit their eggs. When these bugs congregate in large numbers, these small punctures can add up. If you’ve noticed brown leaves and dead branches, contact the tree trimming experts at Paul’s Lawn Service!
Cicadas are Mostly Harmless… Unless You’re a Young Tree
When cicadas appear, we like to tell kids that they’re perfectly harmless and nothing to worry about. This is true for the most part. However, cicadas are oviparous, meaning they produce eggs. These eggs are deposited by females using their ovipositors, which are needle-like structures that puncture tree branches and transfer eggs into them. A breeding cicada here or there won’t cause much harm, but extensive damage can cause “flagging,” which refers to a branch dying, dropping leaves, and drooping. Young saplings are particularly vulnerable.
Tree Trimming Addresses Unsightly Damage, No Matter the Cause
In many cases, the best way to address flagging due to cicadas is with tree trimming. A landscaping professional can identify flagging, discern between healthy and dying branch sections, and prune the branches back to healthy foliage. A professional tree trimmer can also detect other causes of damage or potential tree health risks. Regardless of the cause of your trees’ damage, professional tree trimming can remove dead or dying portions and make your property look great!
Consult a Tree Trimming Expert for Healthier Trees
Tree trimming boosts your property’s aesthetic appeal, but it can also lead to a healthier, safer landscape. Trees that are pruned, inspected, and regularly treated by a professional will get all the things they need to grow strong. Healthier trees are safer, too. A tree that is robust and free of injury or disease is often less likely to fall or drop large branches that can harm nearby structures or people. Tree trimming is especially important ahead of summer storms. With a bit of attention and maintenance, your trees can grow large, stay healthy, and look fantastic. Contact the professionals at Paul’s Lawn Service for tree trimming and other vital landscaping services.
Superior Landscaping Services from Paul’s Lawn Service
Paul’s Lawn Service has been offering high-quality lawn and landscape services to Sussex County, DE residents since 2003. We are small, local, and provide personalized service to each and every customer. We have unparalleled attention to detail and produce long-lasting results, both of which are reasons why we have been servicing so many of our customers’ landscapes for over a decade. We offer our comprehensive range of services to homeowners and business owners throughout Bethany Beach, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, and Millsboro. Give us a call today at 302-258-3887 or contact us online. Also, check us out on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.Posted: July 5, 2021