[NAFEX] squirrels in apples

Jay Cutts orders at cuttsreviews.com
Fri Oct 30 12:00:33 EDT 2009


Out here in New Mexico old Jay had a problem with too many squirrels 
eating his wild plums, grapes, nuts and everything. He couldn't beat us 
so we tied him up with some chicken wire and took over his computer.

The squirrels.



nuttrees wrote:
>
> Jerry
>
> I have come to the conclusion that the Squirrels can’t be stopped you 
> my slow them down but you can’t be there all the time. Here in 
> Kentucky the squirrel population was so plentiful this year that the 
> squirrels came in herds. They were so many killed on the roads and 
> even in areas on the interstate there was streaks’ on the pavement 
> where hundreds was killed by passing cars.
>
> The Squirrels eat everything all the nuts Heartnut, Hickories, Walnuts 
> Chestnut they were so hungry they would chew the burs off the chestnut 
> to get to the nuts they ate all the pears and fruit they could find 
> and even I saw them catching and eating insects.
>
> In my 46 years of life I have never witness anything like this, I know 
> this is the worst case scenario but I even went to the extremes of 
> buying a new automatic Shot gun to kill the buggers and I gave up. I 
> seen that I was out gunned and out numbered they literally came in waves.
>
> Good hunting is the only advice I can give.
>
> Clifford England
>
> England's Orchard and Nursery
>
> 316 KY HWY 2004
>
> McKee, KY 40447
>
> Specializing in Exotic Fruit and Nut trees for alternative crops. 
> Phone 606 965 2228 / 2270 Cell # 859 582 2114
>
> On the web at www.nuttrees.net <http://www.nuttrees.net/>
>
> Does anybody have any advice about how to keep squirrels out of apple
>
> trees? I've finally figured a way to keep the deer out, but now the 
> squirrels
>
> are killing me. They are close enough that a squirrel can jump from one
>
> to another so a trunk guard is not an option. Neither is a canopy net.
>
> Jerry in southern Indiana
>
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