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With all the hoopla about how 2021 has to be better than 2020, I just realized it just so happens to be a year for swarms of trillions of locusts, lol! (Yes, I know they are not really locusts). Who's ready? Any tips we tend to forget between the years? I remember losing some lilac bushes to the last  brood that hatched a few years ago. I'm wondering about harvesting and preserving them for chickens fodder...feasible? Other ideas for these little 100 decibel devils?
 
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they should store well dry, as long as rodents don’t get into them and you can use them before dermestid beetles reduce them to dust. or freezer? i remember brood v in eastern ohio in 2016 did serious damage to chestnut orchards there.

i found a pretty good brood map that seems to suggest there will be brood x just over the mountains from me in tn, but here we’re probably waiting for brood xiv in 2025. oh well.
 
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I'm hoping my chickens love them, I would like to store away a barrel of them, and I'm going to try to cover my cuttings.
Growing trees and shrubs, how can we protect them?
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