17 year "locusts" are cicadas rather than actual locusts. They feed on tree sap.
If it is a really large tree over 25 feet tall, it is wiser to call a tree service company.
Without locusts, about a ton.
Over 100 years =)
Locusts do not bite or sting, but they can pierce your skin and suck your blood like a mosquito. They do this not because they are biting or stinging you, but because they think you are a tree and want to eat.
Might be the honey locust tree. We have them all over here in WV.
You would get away with cutting one large root without killing the tree but you might increase the chances of the tree blowing over in a wind.
Diet in the Wild They eat mainly insects such as moths, locusts, and roaches.
Only if it is a very small tree. Honey locusts have large tap roots, and will not tolerate being in a pot for long. There may however be a way to prune the tap root, but that's a subject for an expert arborist.
The birds came from all over and sat in the sumac tree as the audience of the nightingale,the sumac tree bowed because of the large weight of the audience.
in a tree
Locusts which are also known as cicadas, serve many different purposes. When they emerge from the ground, they aerate the soil around their host tree. They also serve as food for many animals such as squirrels, raccoons, toads, and birds.