17 year cicadas
The northern Illinois (Fox Valley) newspapers have been reporting that this spring will be the emergence of the 17 year cicadas. I have done a bit of research and have found that young trees will be damaged by the females sliting branches and laying eggs. However, I have not been able to find anything about damage to young shrubs or perennials. I had planned on creating a new woodland garden this spring and wonder if this should be postponed until next year. Has anyone found info about or has experienced perennial plant damage from the 17 year cicadas in other years? Any help would be appreciated.