My friend at work told me that to keep the birds from eating ALL the cherries, I should hang shiny CDs and pie pans in the tree. Is there a danger of them catching fire in the bright sunshine?
!potatoes! wrote:there is no danger of cds or pie plates catching fire from being in the sun.
sound quality may go down on the cds, though.
Same with my fig tree. If I don't get out early in the morning to pick them, the birds will pick holes in just about all that are close to ripe. Just enough to ruin the fruit but not totally eat it.JONA878 wrote:I've yet to find anything that will keep birds off cherries.
Many years ago in some of the Kent cherry orchards growers would pay young lads to ride around the orchards with motor bikes that had the baffles removed from the silencers. Still had huge losses though.
Now they all grow intensive trees that can be netted as soon as the fruit starts to swell.