it was just my luck that after planting 10 new semi-dwarf fruit trees last year that we had a 13 year cycle of the smaller red eyed cicadas. they dug their trenches into the bottoms of branches to lay their eggs greatly weakening them. this year there are a lot of weakened branches. some are oozing goo & sap. will these trees ever recover? if i prune back the damage there won't be much left other than the main trunks. at 60 years i'd like to harvest fruit from my trees before i croak. is a major pruning practical or should i just cut my losses & replace them. the cicadas killed 2 japanese acers i planted at the same time.