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Daffodils in Bloom. 3.18.18
....So that last apple tree that was save did not have the rounding roots I planted survived. I guess the tree and I were lucky to have met each other. I do remember reading that it was advised not to put fertilizer around the roots so as to force the roots to grow outward in search of nutrients thus to anchor the tree solidly into the ground.
Ok so, if the trees I buy has rounding roots, then I do what WA State Horticulturist recommends.
I looked at your cool site and one picture showed the rounding roots. What are those white fuzzy spots?... are those molds or mildews?
Is it too late to transplant fruit trees from a pot to the ground? Some stores have half off on fruit trees.
Daniel, I would be interested in hearing what you learn from those books, especially "Understanding Toots" (Roots :)
Four years ago, when we had chickens they were protected from red tailed hawk by this:
I bought 3 kites at wally world and set one up on a wire above the chicken yard. It worked exceedingly well. Better when the breeze came through to make it alive. It works best when changed with two other different animal kites. Set it up in different locations around the chicken yard and only used one at a time. Often I see wild birds attacking the kite. Of course at first the chickens were wary of it but they got used to it.
I used shipping tape to attach wires that I hang from tree branches.
Other people have said they have good results hanging them on wires over their strawberries, tomatoes, and ect. Some have good results hanging them over balconies to keep poop off the balcony.
They should be hung where wind can move them, making noise, and where sunlight can flash from the diamonds.
I read some mention of them scaring away other animals, but didn't read enough to determine if that was true or not.
Kathy, I think I puchased mine many years ago on the internet. I just looked for it and Amazon has 18 pages of different brands. I also found stores that sell it: Walmart, Home Depot, and Ace hardware. I didn't find any with the round "eyes", like I have. They are all dimond shaped light reflectors, but most of the brands have good reviews. Here's what one kind looks like:
Kathy, I've never tried the aluminum pie pan method of scaring birds, but I did buy plastic strips with hundreds of laser created spots that look like eyes. I put them in my cherry trees and they kept the birds from eating all my cherries. It appeared they ate none after that.
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