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 Post subject: Birds are eating all the lemons on my tree
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:29 am 
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It is so annoying, since I planted the tree I haven't gotten to use one lemon. I send the beagles out every time I see them (grackles and pigeons) and they scare them off but it isn't enough. I don't want to put a net over the whole tree, is there any other option?

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 Post subject: Re: Birds are eating all the lemons on my tree
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:44 am 
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Birds are crassholes.

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 Post subject: Re: Birds are eating all the lemons on my tree
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Tie a string to an old CD and hang it on a branch. It works better if you use something really scary, like Creed.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:40 pm 
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crowderpea wrote:
Tie a string to an old CD and hang it on a branch. It works better if you use something really scary, like Creed.

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 Post subject: Re: Birds are eating all the lemons on my tree
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:09 pm 
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Oh, that's I great tip. I don't have any creed but definitely some other horrible CDs.

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 Post subject: Re: Birds are eating all the lemons on my tree
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:29 am 
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Its a common problem when anyone try to planting something but i would suggest you to create artificial human structure you must have seen it in farms where farmer place it in middle of the farm so the birds don't destroy there grains. Just put it in a side of the tree will help you.


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 Post subject: Re: Birds are eating all the lemons on my tree
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:52 am 
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Artificial human structures. Those things I haven't had luck with. I have had luck with artificial owls. Birds don't like 'em.

Also, the shiny things in the tree suggestion is a very good one! And probably the cheapest! Highly recommended.


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 Post subject: Re: Birds are eating all the lemons on my tree
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:00 pm 
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Thanks guys you are the best! I wish I would have asked when I still had lemons to protect.

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NEXT YEAR YOU WILL HAVE LEMONS!!!

Our neighbors have an apricot tree... the squirrels go up their tree, pull off a fruit, run down the tree, cross the driveway, and run up our maple tree with it. Then the squirrel proceeds to pick apart the fruit and break the pit in half to get to the smaller seed inside. The squirrel eats the seed and scatters the perfectly lovely fruit all over the ground. So as of about two weeks ago our neighbors ended up with a naked apricot tree and we ended up with a car literally covered with gnawed-apart apricot pieces and pits. Squirrels are crassholes too.

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 Post subject: Re: Birds are eating all the lemons on my tree
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zensquiggle wrote:
Squirrels are crassholes too.

They are truly the crassholes of the trees. They love forking with my dog. He loves barking so hard everyone in the neighborhood thinks were are torturing him. Like people have actually asked "is your dog ok".

Forking squirrels.

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 Post subject: Re: Birds are eating all the lemons on my tree
PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:37 am 
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Hi. Here are some more suggestions. Rubber snakes have been very effective for me. Also, anything shiny that moves in the breeze, ie. pinwheels, party tape, aluminium pie pans attached with string. Fly paper ribbon discourages birds and keeps the fruit fly population down - at least until the next rain.

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.


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