[NAFEX] A plague of locusts!
ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Thu May 15 10:48:30 EDT 2008
Locusts are grasshoppers not cicadas. Cicadas don't eat anything in
the adult form. Enjoy their songs of joy- they are breeding.
---- Original Message ----
From: holycow at cookeville.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] A plague of locusts!
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 22:08:01 -0500
>"Which would you rather have, a broken leg or a hundred ticks on
>of my kids loved to pose questions like this when he was little. The
>trouble is, we aren't offered a choice in real life. No one asked us
>year whether we would rather have drought or hail, we just got the
>and someone else got the hail and tornadoes. This year it appears we
>be blessed with 17 year cicadas.
> Most of my trees will simply be damaged, but I assume that the
>will be eaten up with blight next year if the cicadas have their way.
>remember from some 25 years ago in east TN that they like branches of
>certain size, more or less horizontal. Some of my very small trees I
>I will tie with branches vertical. The next size up I can sew up in
>curtains like I did the previous time. But that still leaves me with
>number of pears, and a few apples as well that are too big to wrap
>Some have horizontal branches that I just grafted on the ends, if I
>branch, I lose the graft as well. I have some old tree wrap, I'm
>could spiral it on those branches I must save. Or can I get away
>running masking tape along the bottom of the branch?
> Any suggestions? I'm going to leave some native trees as decoys,
>I'd planned to take out but will now wait on. Wish I'd known this
>to happen, we'd have left more. I made the mistake this winter of
>to tie down my 2oth Century branches instead of letting them stay
>up. I don't have to save everything from damage, but some things
>reliable protection. Thanks. Donna Z6, Tennessee
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