Solution: Raccoons in fruit tree

I thought this was interesting. Our dogs take care of these before they get close, but if you can't keep a good dog and/or can't dispatch the raccoon for whatever reason, this might be a good solution for you.


  • kbmbillups1
    kbmbillups1 Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some animal has been knocking over and digging the dirt out of my bean pots and 5 gallon buckets and then eating the sprouted seeds! I had thought starting some more seeds for a late bean crop would be a good idea. Only thing is squirrels, or something thought it was a good idea too. I ended up putting the buckets under my patio table and surrounding it in berry netting. Same with the 5 gallon buckets except I put them under a busted umbrella. Once they get bigger, they'll be on their own.

  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    Excellent solution for racoons. Not a problem for me but this will work on squirrels or any other critter you want to keep out of your trees.

    I've seen something similar done where they want to keep beavers away from trees that had been planted along a river channel for remediation and flood prevention.