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  • From: "Jolyn" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Reflective Bird tape
  • Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 12:59:31 -0600

I knot one end on upper branches toward the outside of the tree or anywhere
it can catch the breeze. I cut each strip at 12-15 inches. I usually use
about 10-12 strips per tree but I keep my trees quite small. It has deterred
robins and magpies from cherries & plums but I don't have any other critters
attacking them. Racoons haven't climbed the fruit trees yet and there are no
squirrels. The chokecherries ripen about the same time and they seem to get
the attention of the racoons. The tape doesn't seem to help for apples. I
also use it near the grapevines and it has so far kept the birds away from
them as well. I have used it for 5 years.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Hansen,Richard Dean" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 10:20 AM
Subject: [nafex] Reflective Bird tape

> Hi Jolyn,
> How do you place the reflective bird tape and does it seem to work for any
> fruit? Does it keep just birds away or other critters too?
> Richard
> Zone 6b
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> Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 09:49:21 -0600
> From: "Jolyn" <>
> Subject: Re: [nafex] Evans cherries
> To: "nafex mailing list at ibiblio" <>
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> Evans cherries are fabulous here in Montana as well. Reliable, always
> tasty and unblemished. So far, the birds stay away from reflective bird
> tape.
> Jolyn
> MT Zone 4
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Just wanted to point out to the folks who love to see photos of fruit,
nuts, plantings, gardens, etc that the NAFEX facebook page has quite a
bit of activity, some very informative discussions and an easy ability
to share. I'm not clear if the group is open to everyone, but
(correct me if Im wrong), seems to be sanctioned by the NAFEX group.
Also I just tried accessing one of the photos posted there, not being
logged into Facebook, and the individual posts seem to be public to
the internet.

NAFEX group on Facebook

For people who don't use Facebook because of privacy concerns, there
are many ways to restrict your personal account if that is something
you are concerned with. In general much of the activity on the dozens
of email lists I'm on seem to be shifting to FB.


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