[NAFEX] Evans cherry
chandos49 at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 22 19:38:06 EDT 2010
The big red plastic beads are an intriguing notion; will hunt some down and try it here on my English Morello tree.
I have two inch netting on a quadripod frame (tipi styled) over it now, and have not found any sparrows or dreaded starlings in it. Hope to harvest tomorrow.
The netting was originally obtained as a ceiling screen against predatory birds for my ducks when they were small. They grew faster than I could build a frame, so tried this halfway thru the growing season.
My netting came from Cutler's Pheasant & Poultry Supply. They have quite a selection.
Raintree nursery has white netting, advertised as useful for 10 years if brought in over winters. #T431, at $1.50/ft x 22' seems a better price, too.
Dave Liezen,Spokane, WA z6
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 08:47:57 -0500
From: ErdmanJ at uwstout.edu
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Evans cherry
I hoped to try the plastic cherry bead trick but can't find suitable beads. Is there a mail order source available, along with the appropriate part number, etc., so I can get the best size and color?
We have nets on 2 of our cherries, laid over a frame of PVC pipe, and the nets are getting weathered and tear easily, and I can't find a source of adequate sized netting that I can afford, so the beads sounds good.
I did also make a dozen or so wren houses hoping that wrens would drive away the cherry eating birds (primarily robins, the Wisconsin official state bird, and a disgusting pest, in my opinion). Don't have many wrens around, though, and not sure why.
Jim, in Menomonie, WI
From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org on behalf of Jim Fruth
Sent: Thu 7/22/2010 8:39 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Evans cherry
Ernest Plutko wrote, "Birds always get to fruit first I need nets."
I keep red plastic "cherry" beads on my Evans Cherries all year around
and the birds don't eat the cherries when they ripen. Of course, having
other fruits to munch or probable helps too.
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