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This made attaching and removing the netting over our cherry tree much easier. Thanks to the net, we enjoyed a full harvest of sweet cherries this year.
If we don't net our cherry tree we don't get any fruit at all. The blackbirds eat every single one!
By Scarecrow from South Australia
I have 2 apricot trees that I started from seed. They are now over 7 feet tall, after only 5 years. When they start to bloom, I hang old CDs from a string on the branches. The birds don't like the reflections, especially if there is a breeze to move them around.
By F. N. E.Philippines
A flock of birds could easily decimate the harvest from your fig tree. This is a guide about keeping birds from eating figs.
This guide is about keeping birds from eating cherries. A ripening cherry tree is very attractive to birds.
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How do you keep birds out of fruit trees?
Hardiness Zone: 8a
By Sarah from MS
This is something I read in a novel, but sounds good to me: put small radio or cd in tree and play music of your choice. If the birds like it, change the tunes. Could also put in gardens for veg'y thieves. Another idea, take toy stuffed animal(s) & hang with small bungee cord or elastic string so that it will bounce in the wind or when birds land. These might work for other critters that snack on the fruit, like deer.