We've stuffed the vegetable gardens with enough ribbons, moving objects and noise makers that we felt we finally had things under control. And the fungus-type stuff was much better with the HOT weather. So we were ready to move on to insect control.
Then yesterday morning when I was leaving to teach my painting class at the art center I happened to brush by our baby cherry tree. You know, the one that was doing so well! The one that gave us three cherries the first year. The one that was flourishing. Bent twigs! Stripped leaves and bark! Unhappy little tree that had obviously been mauled in the night. I can envision how pleased the deer must have been - yum! cherries!
When I returned from the class - there was this yard scupture as protection.
Ribbons, a folding patio chair and a wind chime.
As of this morning the tree has perked up again. Good job Jim!