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    Default Can anyone help me out in this tricky situation?

    Hello all,

    I have a nice yard at my home and had planted quite a few good trees as well as plants in it. There is an Almond tree which I planted almost 4 years ago and now its showing the signs of bearing almonds. Everything is fine except the squirrels wandering and destroying this tree nowadays.

    Actually this tree has started bearing flowers and green almonds right now since a month but bad news is that there are lots of squirrels attracted to this tree and they really have raised a havoc on it. They chew-off the tender flowers and green almonds from the branches and these almonds are falling off to ground in their green (premature) state. No almond is getting ripe. I am so very much displeased by these squirrels right now that I am even considering to kill them with catapult and marbles.

    Have anyone of you faced such a weird problem? Is there any way to keep squirrels away from the tree?

    Hoping for the positive replies.
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    I think that is beautiful. Let the small creatures have fun and you have fun watching them go up and down. Fruits normally survive when there is a bunch of tress of the same species around, having a single tree would attract all kinds of birds and animals alike.

    Where do you live? Almonds are supposed to grow in the hills right?

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    Thanks dear to reply immediately. I am also a nature lover. Me too love different creatures but these brat squirrels are really destroying my tree. I am, in no way, intending to use almonds for any type of commercial purpose but it's my wish to see ripe almonds getting produced in my yard. No problem if these squirrels take their share but they are really chewing-off all the almonds and then they are falling down prematurely. For 4 years I waited patiently for all the trees that I have planted in my yard. I have Almond tree, Palm tree, China-Palm tree, Betle-nut tree (Supari), have 10 different flower-color Hibiscus plants, have curry-leaves tree, have lemon tree and a plant (which would grow eventually into a tree) whose leaves stay for almost 5 years (its a show item) and other flower producing plants along with 2 Teak-wood trees!!

    So I think you understand how much I love trees and nature. I had planted all these trees and plants 4 years back when we had a reconstruction of our home. So I have my sentiments attached to them.

    As far as hilly region is concerned for Almond trees, I have seen a lot of people having Almond trees in their yards in my region (though just 1 or 2 at the most). By the way I am from M.P. state of India.

    That's the reason I am worried for this particular tree and its fruits. So if any-one knows of a better solution for my problem then please share it here.
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    Unfortunatly I dont have a solution to your problem but would like to say that you live in a beautiful house and place and this is known by the number of trees you have and the fsb description you have given of your yard.
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    i am just imagining how would it feel when sitting in your yard in winter and enjoying tea or soup having such a big yard in today's time is abit difficult congo man you are one of the lucky people who have such a yard..

    i think there's no way to keep these lil fellas aways from trees, almonds etc its their natural habitat. i even heard that spreading some spicy thing stop them from eating it but then fruit gets spoiled.
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    Thank you all to appreciate my effort to plant the trees in my yard. I naturally have this liking toward trees and nature. You people must have seen my little yard in my earlier post regarding rebuilt 1999 scooter. But I think that thread too got gobbled up by the forum hacker as I am unable to locate it on the forum!!!!

    By the way, my state is known for its Teak-wood jungle anyways. We have a very dense Teak-wood forest just 20 kms away from our city. Apart from that my city also possess Mughal-Era architectures. In the history my city was referred to as the "Entry-gate to Southern India". Its sad that tourism-board had always neglected my city in maintaining these historical monuments!!

    By the way the region of M.P., where I live, is lush green with forests and green natural beauty. Just 22 kms from my city is a historical fort on a hill where Mahabharat-era Ashwathama visit the Shiv-Temple even today!! Lots of people have seen him on different occasions.

    Anyways, thanks again you all for such wonderful response.
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    Atleast the like button is back. Your scooter thread was nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanmaya View Post
    Atleast the like button is back. Your scooter thread was nice.
    Thanks about liking my scooter thread, so is it true that this thread too got lost because of hacker-attack on the forum??
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    We lost all the posts made between 12th and the 25th

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    damn that hacker... he must be jealous of your scooter pics and info... hahah...

    @vaibh could you please tell me the name of you city? is it closer to ujjain?? it will help in visiting some more good places during my visit to Mahakaleshwar(ujjain)
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    I have always wanted to go to Ujjain but never got a chance. Me and my friend will probably plan a trip end of this year.

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    It may be a waste of money but maybe make a wired fencing around the tree until the almonds ripen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonitKumar View Post
    It may be a waste of money but maybe make a wired fencing around the tree until the almonds ripen.
    fencing for the lil creatures? they can cross it easily..
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    Thanks everyone for the support.

    Thanks everyone for the support.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonitKumar View Post
    It may be a waste of money but maybe make a wired fencing around the tree until the almonds ripen.

    Thanks for the suggestion, but these little brats would very easily cross the fence, also they dn't climb this tree from the ground, rather they come through a neighboring terrace on it's branches!!!!
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    You just cant stop them.. Its their natural habitat like i earlier wrote you can just pray to God..

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    I remember seeing nets on trees to protect fruits from birds but I dont know it would help in keeping squirlls away.

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    The net idea from Admin seems good, I can not remember exactly where but I have seen plants covered by fine netting to prevent birds and other animals from ruining them.

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    Hello there friends,

    Sorry for so late update in this thread. I have finally found out a perfect and harmless way to keep squirrels and pests away from the trees and plants.

    While googling for it I stumbled upon a forum (foreign) where a guy had the same issue as that of mine. A kind person had suggested him the remedy and it worked for the first guy. Hence I gave it a try myself and yes!!!!! It worked perfectly.

    If anyone of you is too concerned like me then post here in this thread, I would be glad to help with that remedy.

    Thank you all.
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    What is the remedy coolvaibh2009?

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    You people must be aware of the general Naphthalene Balls or Moth Balls we use in the cupboards or toilets. Just take a handful of these balls or the amount suitable for your flower bed and crush them to a coarse powder (5 to 10 pieces per ball). Then just spread them over the flower bed or tree bed (in the diameter of the branches of tree) and this is it. Squirrels, pests, moths and other common plant-thriving insects and bugs gets strongly repelled by the vapors of Naphthalene Balls. So, when we spread them over the tree-bed its vapors rise up in the air (almost covering the branches of tree) and hence squirrels don't even try to come nearby. I have tried and thus tested it at my home's Almond Tree. And yes, no squirrel at all on the tree since I started using this trick!!!!

    By the way we would need to replenish the Naphthalene Balls' coarse powder, say, in 10-12 days frequency as they get vaporized as well as melt due to moisture in the soil below. But these Naphthalene Balls are inexpensive so we can very easily afford them for the effect they have on these pesky little creatures!!!!

    Try it yourself, it need no preparation or no poisonous substances and can be done even with bare-hands.

    Thanks to all.
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    I can not remember where I read but squirrels don't like chilly powder. If possible you can sprinkle some chilly powder on the growing fruits or tree itself, which would prevent squirrels as well as other insects. It is a hard task depending on the size of the tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakoo View Post
    I can not remember where I read but squirrels don't like chilly powder. If possible you can sprinkle some chilly powder on the growing fruits or tree itself, which would prevent squirrels as well as other insects. It is a hard task depending on the size of the tree.
    i already Posted that AVOID REPOSTS.
    but then it affects the fruits
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