The trees look skanky around here. Now I know why. The cicadas. They are gone, not to return for 17 years, but they left their mark.
The cicadas have come and gone, but not without leaving their mark on Cape Cod. The insects have caused more damage to area trees than anyone expected, marring thousands of oak trees from parts of Centerville to Mashpee.
The trees in Cotuit, Sandwich, Bourne and East Falmouth look like they are diseased and dying.