[NAFEX] Cherry Tree Lunacy
mddorogi at comcast.net
Fri Jun 8 11:32:05 EDT 2007
This year I'm determined to get just a few ripe cherries off of our 15'
Schmidt's Biggereau cherry tree. The raccoons, squirrels, and birds love
this tree, and all I get is to clean up cherry pits on the ground.
I've hung a dozen pie tins in the tree, and put a aluminum flashing guard
over the trunk to try to keep the raccoons out of it.
The tree is too big to put netting over. I hate bird netting. What I
thought of was covering individual branches with floating row cover. I
loosely wrap it around a branch loaded with cherries and clip it together in
a few spots with paper clips:
Somewhat tedious; I need to come up with a better way to secure and close up
the "row cover baggie".
Has anyone done this, or for that matter just covered a whole tree with
floating row cover? It would probably work on my smaller Northstar Cherry,
which is only about 6' tall. The row cover is easier to work with than bird
The tree: http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o116/mddorogi/CherryTree001.jpg
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