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What to Know about Cicadas in Middle TN

Cicadas are beginning to make their appearance in Middle Tennessee. Our area won't see an apocalypse (despite what we may read in the news).

Cicadas will have a short lifespan and (although annoying), generally speaking, won't bother plants too much.

We recommend temporarily covering young trees with netting, as cicadas may slightly damage a young tree's leaves and branches.

Adult cicadas may cause minor damage by ovipositing; cutting small slits into young branches on trees, tree bark, or plant stems to deposit their eggs. This damage won't hurt the tree long-term, but it can take a while for it to completely heal.

We sell netting at the nursery and are happy to assist you with any questions you have.

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