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footies vs birds, winner gets my apples

Put the nylon footies on nine dwarf trees of Fuji. This was in June. We haven't had any insect damage on apples the last two years. But birds, mainly house finch, take 90% without protection. This year there was nearly zero bird damage. Much better even than I'd hoped for.

I know some people tie them on. I continue to find it very easy to attach them with a small hand held stapler. Easy, no loss of apples, and the apples stays securely and completely covered until harvest.

The Fruitnut

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