- Utilize tree netting
- Implement false predators
- Spread alternative food sources
The cherry tree is a commonly farmed crop because of the sweet cherry’s fame. Around two million tons of cherries are produced each year. However, hungry birds often enjoy stealing a large portion of the profits. Learn how to protect your cherry trees from thieving birds with these tips.
Utilize Tree Netting
The best offense is a good defense. Covering your tree canopy in fine mesh netting can make fruit more difficult to get to. Birds, however, are persistent and will try to find any opportunity to get that sweet fruit. Make sure all of your cherries are tucked into the net to ensure maximum protection.
Implement False Predators
We’re talking scare tactics. Place a fake bird of prey near your cherry trees to keep birds away. Common birds of prey used include, but are not limited to:
- Scarecrows and more!
To make matters more effective, you can play recordings of predatory birds to create a more realistic experience. This will raise your chances of sending those pesky birds flying away from your cherry trees.
Supply An Alternative Food Source
If scare tactics and defensive netting aren’t working, try feeding the birds. Placing a large amount of food far away from your cherry trees can lure birds away and keep their appetites from enjoying your fruit. This method will help keep nuisance birds, and your cherry trees, full.
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