[NAFEX] Enough of the killing

MARIE ASHTON bwoodtx at verizon.net
Wed Sep 27 21:17:59 EDT 2006

Why not give the squirrels something else to eat. If you will notice in 
larger orchards there is only minimum damage and only at the edges of the 
orchards, usually. They can only eat so much. There are also tree guards 
that are inverted cones of metal so the squirrels cannot climb the tree, but 
it is only effective if there are no trees nearby that they can jump from. 
In urban settings the squirrels are under pressure to find something to eat 
while in rural settings there is plenty to eat so there is less damage. Like 
organic gardening try alternate methods.
Richard Ashton
Oak Creek Orchard
bwoodtx at verizon.net

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "tanis cuff" <tanistanis at hotmail.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Enough of the killing

> Me too.  But I'm also interested in discussion of why we see differences 
> in
> amounts of damage.  For example, is there any way to reduce the urban/
> suburban squirrel damage to the lower rate that I see here in the woods? 
> Or
> how about discussion of trapping squirrels, then killing quick & humanely,
> and then making stew?  The 'you kill it you eat it' rule.
> I'm in woods & ag fields, and the most squirrel damage I see is from
> digging, not eating.  With all the fields to dig in, why dig in my pots &
> seedling beds??
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "E.C. Pasour" <
> To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Enough of the killing
> Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 12:00:40 -0400
> I agree with Jerry.
> E.C. Pasour, Jr.
> Jwlehman wrote:
> > In a message dated 9/27/2006 10:17:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > rjkaminski writes:
> >>
> >> Please stop with the killings as the papers are full of it and now we
> >> have to read over and over about killing animals in this.  Stick with
> >> the fruit items and I am sure many readers will agree with
> >> me.   Maybe there is a web site which features killings. Thanks  Ray
> >
> > Teaching others how to avoid fruit problems or solve them by killing
> > damaging insects is no different from discussing how to avoid animal
> > damage and even your DNR will agree there are times to kill unwanted
> > animals. I've had several IDNR deer depredation control permits to
> > eliminate unwanted hooved rats.
> >
> > I don't see this as off topic. My 2 cents worth.
> >
> > Jerry
> >
> >
> >
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