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John Fulton
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Periodical Cicada

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Periodical Cicadas

2007 is the year of the Periodical Cicada Northern Brood VIII (17 year cicada) to return. The southern boundary of their range is from Iroquois County, to the northern edge of Sangamon County, to the Quad Cities. That puts Logan County at least partially in the range; however, 1990 saw little activity in our area.

In heavily infested areas, new plantings of trees with small diameter are discouraged. Larger trees look rough for a year, but are largely unaffected. I'll have more on cicadas in a few weeks, as their emergence is generally toward the end of May.

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