|Fruit Tree Squirrel Guard
This trick may
save some Fruit from the local Squirrels,
Chipmunks, Woodchucks, and other Furry Foragers.
This Peach Tree
has its lower branches draped with Bird Netting to deter the
Bushy-tailed thieves. It is held in
place by its twigs or wire or string.
Note that the Limb Prop
on the right is also protected.
Squirrels have been know to clean off a back-yard
fruit tree in short order. They can be relentless and
ingenious in their determination. They will climb the trunk,
jump up to a low-hanging branch, or drop down from
the limb of a nearby tree.
It is best to keep very low branches pruned off to
avoid an easy path for these predators. The Netting shown above was
successful in this instance, but somewhere there is probably a
determined Squirrel that would not be deterred by this strange-feeling
Most Garden Centers carry Bird Netting, or can get
it for you.When you remove the Bird Netting, store it in a knotted plastic bag.
At todays Fruit prices, it doesn't take long to
recover the cost.
It's much easier to untie the bag, than to remove the mummified remains
of a Mouse next season.
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