The Q&A Archives: cherry trees and hungry birds

Question: We have cherry trees in our Alameda,CA yard and are never able to get more than a handfull of fruit to eat. The birds get them before they're even ripe. What can we do? Thanks - Karl

Answer: It's really difficult to keep wildlife out of fruit trees! If the trees are not too large you can drape birdnetting over the entire canopy. This will be an almost invisible barrier to keep the fruit safe. Be sure to close up the bottom or you might trap birds within the netting. Good luck with your trees!

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