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Hi again, I just wanted to tell all of you, I have lots of cherries now and they are turning red. I
have the flash tape all over them real pretty too, and can lids clinking and even put my wind
chimes on the
m. I'll let you know what happens. Jackie
In case anyone wants to know, none of these things worked. I give up on cherry trees.

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Oh, good! I have a "volunteer" mulberry tree growing near my other berries...maybe that'll help. I made mulberry jam last year; it was great. We also liked the mulberries sprinkled with sugar.

I never got any cherries on my tree; it died almost as soon as I planted it. My husband found out from the extension office that the variety I bought was one of the most difficult to grow, and, in fact, they told him that cherries are difficult in general. I'd never tried them before, so I had no idea.

I always wondered if a smart bird couldn't figure out how to rip a hole in the netting or find another way in, anyway...we have some blue jays around here who could get into Mensa! I remember seeing people tie aluminum pie pans in trees to scare birds away...I think it's the clanging noise they make when the wind blows. I don't know how well it works, though.

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5/10/12 6:04 P

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For netting to work, it has to completely cover the tree and be closed (gathered tightly at the bottom) so that the birds can't get in.
I have heard that having a mulberry tree near by helps. The mulberries ripen about the same time and the birds will go after those before they go after the cherries. Mulberries also make a great pie.

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I do not know how to keep birds away. I wish I knew.

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5/10/12 1:37 P

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I finally have cherries on my trees. How do I keep the birds away? I have tried netting , but they find a way to get in. I also tried can lids. Has anyone tried flash tape? jackie

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