TREE DAMAGE

(EGG NESTS & FLAGGING)

Weakened branches often snap in the wind due to the abundance of cicadas depositing their egg nests in limbs the width of a pencil.  These dangling limbs resemble flags flapping in the breeze, hence the name.  Mature healthy trees are not normally affected but young saplings often receive heavy damage and can die if not given added protection such as tree netting.  I recommend not planting saplings a year prior to or during a Brood emergence.

Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Deceased Female & Eggs
Deceased Female & Eggs

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Brecksville Reservation Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Indian Hollow Reserve Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Brecksville Reservation Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Indian Hollow Reserve Lorain County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Brecksville Reservation Cuyahoga County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Findley State Park Lorain County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Magicicada Egg Nests
Magicicada Egg Nests

Photograph taken 2004 - Brood X Germantown MetroPark Montgomery County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Indian Hollow Reservation Lorain County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Indian Hollow Reservation Lorain County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Indian Hollow Reservation Lorain County, Ohio

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Branch Flagging
Branch Flagging

Photograph taken 1999 - Brood V Indian Hollow Reservation Lorain County, Ohio

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