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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.
I loved birds but they can eat faster than our chickens. They swarm on our feeds by batches, and peck on our fruit bearing trees. A scarecrow is nothing to them, an idea came when I placed tiny stones on empty pet bottles, tried hanging them on a clothesline connecting to our house. So whenever I see birds overcrowding on chicken feeds, I'll just pull the rope to shoo them away.
By Fe N. EvangelioPhilippines
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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.
This page is about keeping birds from eating cherries. A ripening cherry tree is very attractive to birds.
A flock of birds could easily decimate the harvest from your fig tree. This is a page about keeping birds from eating figs.