Citrus Trees and Birds - Knowledgebase Question

Scottsdale, Ar
Question by doeste
June 12, 2010
We live in Scottsdale, AZ and have a grafted orange/grapefruit tree that has thrived but has been plagued in recent years by a growing clan of woodpeckers who ruin the fruit. Would netting the tree keep the birds off the fruit? If not, any suggestions to keep them away? Thank you.

Answer from NGA
June 12, 2010


Aside from hanging shiny bird repellant tape or old CD's in the tree, about the only other way to keep those pesky birds away from your fruit is to use bird netting. Be sure to secure it around the bottom of the tree. You don't want birds flying in and getting trapped. Good luck with your citrus trees.

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