Garden Detective: Protecting fruit from squirrels
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DEAR JESSICA: I thought there was something wrong with my peach tree (a disease or a nutrient problem) because peaches, just beginning to ripen, have been falling to the ground at a rate of more than 30 a day. Then yesterday I saw a pair of squirrels jump from the ground to the branches, take a peach, nibble on it and then come back for another. At this rate there won't be any peaches left for us...