Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Posts
    183
    Location
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Tractor
    JD 4200 hst

    Default Cherry Tree Bird-Bans

    Any one have successful solution(s) to keeping the little winged jerks off my cherry trees? This summer they beaked 80% of my bings and rainiers. I won't tell you all of the fanorky things I tried to scare the cherry pickin' bums away. CD's spinning on string, xmas decos, flashy foil, life-like owls, fake snakes, spinning flashy wind-mills, m-80's,
    real cat recordings... Hey, I was desparate!
    Ok, Ok.....I'm driving up I-5 from LA to my place in WA...around Sacramento and Redding, CA I see thousands of these red and chrome flashy things hung around acres and acres of grapes or cherries or berry bushes. Hmmmm something like that might work!?
    How 'bout it out there in TBN-Land?


    Lazy K - Chip

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Posts
    1,446
    Location
    East Tennessee / South Central Oregon
    Tractor
    None (at present)

    Default Re: Cherry Tree Bird-Bans

    Hey Chip, if and when you find something that works, patent that sucker! I never found anything, and finally decided the cherries were for the birds, and I kept the apples and plums!


  3. #3
    Epic Contributor Bird's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    37,759
    Location
    Texas

    Default Re: Cherry Tree Bird-Bans

    Chip, sounds as if you've tried even more things than I have. I tried hanging aluminum pie pans in my plum trees, but it didn't help. The mockingbirds are just tough on the plum crop every year. Wish I had some bing and rainier cherries; sure do like them.

    Bird

  4. #4
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Posts
    1,765
    Location
    Cherry Valley, New York (near Cooperstown, NY)
    Tractor
    Kubota L4630, with cab and loader, 1951 Ferguson TO-20, 1986 Ford 5610 with loader

    Default Re: Cherry Tree Bird-Bans

    Chip, the only thing I've seen that works really well, is covering the trees with netting that you can order from many gardening supply catalogues.

    Rich


  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Posts
    1,446
    Location
    East Tennessee / South Central Oregon
    Tractor
    None (at present)

    Default Re: Cherry Tree Bird-Bans

    RichZ, thought about mentioning that to Chip, but figured he would've already tried it. In the Oregon cherry orchards, that is the main method of control....sure is a pain to put on the trees though!

    I should've thought it through and I would've realized those guys from Washington always go there own way! [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
    Chip, how's your Pop doing? I lost mine July 8th, but he had a great 85 year run, and still living on the home place up to his death.
    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by scruffy on 08/31/01 04:49 PM (server time).</FONT></P>

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Posts
    477
    Location
    Fort Kent, Maine
    Tractor
    B6100D Kubota

    Default Re: Cherry Tree Bird-Bans

    Chip, I never used this personally, but I've seen a very realistic plastic owl placed near some trees here. The head is made to swivel and spin in the slightest breeze. Talking to the owners, they say they keep the birds far away. They are available in gardening centers. Good luck.

    Keep the greasy side down.
    Mike

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Mike_Dumond on 09/01/01 09:23 AM (server time).</FONT></P>

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.