Getting Rid of the Birds Eating Off My Fruit Trees

Anonymous added on July 10, 2011 | Answered

I gave the birds most of my cherries, but now they are getting into my apricots that are just beginning to ripen. What can I do? Do tin foil stripes work? The tree is big and I am not good on a ladder, so netting seems to be out. What else can I do?

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Answered on July 11, 2011

Tin foil strips may help, as well as hanging old CDs. The flashes of light off the shiny parts will startle the birds but eventually they do become accustomed to it. Netting is the best protection as it prevents the birds from getting to the tree, so perhaps you could ask a neighbor to help. Here is an article on some other things to try:

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