Perennials & Ornamental Grasses

Drive birds out of the cherry tree


Your cherry tree with the delicious cherries must be protected from birds! You can find out what options there are and what we recommend here.

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Every hobby gardener is actually happy when the time for the cherry harvest has come. However, this joy is quickly diminished when various birds tamper with the cherries. So if you don't want to miss the delicious fruits, you have to do something.

Nobody has the time and the desire to stand under the tree all day and wave their hands as soon as a star or sparrow approaches. So alternatives have to be found! Sooner or later you will have to climb into the tree to prepare for some bird control. This action is much easier for low stem plants.

Set up scarecrow

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The classic variant and definitely worth trying is the scarecrow. It is only important that the scarecrow looks halfway like a human. A scarecrow is built in no time. You only need two narrow wooden slats. These are nailed together like a cross. Now put a sweater or shirt on the good part and put on a hat, that should be enough. Some birds respect this and avoid the cherry tree, others unfortunately don't care much about the strange shape. It is definitely worth a try!

Mirror and a lot of glitter

Another method with which you can tackle the small voracious air creatures or keep them away. A pretty successful variant is hanging small mirrors. Again, make sure that the mirrors move in the wind. Alternatively, you can hang strips of aluminum foil in the tree. These have a similar function to the mirror. Due to the constant flashing, the birds feel disturbed and do not even eat. In this way you keep the birds away and can harvest your fruits in peace.

Hanging fluttering ribbons in the tree

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You can implement this idea yourself in no time, all you need is a few scraps of fabric. The brighter the colors are, the better. Cut narrow strips and hang them in the tree. Ideally so that you can flutter in the wind. The more the tree moves, the better the bird control.

Contemporaries made of plastic

That sounds a bit bizarre now, but it could work: Get large plastic or similar birds at the hardware store or garden center. Fasten the birdies in the tree and then it's called thumbs up. Some birds are put off by the supposed competition.

Bird nets - a little effort but effective

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Bird nets are most commonly used to keep birds away from the cherry tree. Anyone who has tried it knows that hanging it up is not easy. This task does not get baked alone, so look for help. The net or nets are hung over the entire tree. The finer the mesh of the birds, the less the birds have the chance to slip through them. To protect the birds, you should check every now and then whether a bird has got caught in the net, because you must not torture the animals under any circumstances!