squirrel - Knowledgebase Question

pasadena, Ca
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Question by meetoo1
June 30, 2009
/there are a peach and the persimmon in my garden,but squirrel eat them every year.
Any suggestion?

Answer from NGA
June 30, 2009
How about covering the tree with bird netting? You'll have to secure it around the trunk so the squirrels can't get in. That's the only thing I can think of that won't affect fruit quality. Depending on how low the lowest branches are, you could wrap a wide metal band around the trunk, just as the fruit is ripening. That would prohibit squirrels from climbing the trunk. If the lowest branches are within squirrel jumping distance--or if there are other trees around that the squirrels could jump from, it wouldn't help. I'd try the netting.

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