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Re: OT - peony branch

From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>

>We have to stay on our toes when we plant new irises because the squirrels
>to enjoy digging our new plantings up and replacing them with nuts.  This
>is no
>joke, the squirrels actually replace what they dig up!  We have found our new
>rhizomes any where at any location in our yard and even up in the trees!  This
>is bad because the squirrels don't take the labels with them.  We tried
>tying a
>plastic name plate to the rhizome with a piece of copper wire but most of the
>time the squirrels will bite through the wire or the plastic label so we find
>these also scattered around the yard.  Does anyone have any idea what we need
>to do about this problem other than cutting our trees down?

Oh I'm so glad to hear that I'm not the only one they torture!!!  I've
never found rhizomes up in trees yet, though.  Knock on wood.  My cats did
a good job of keeping the squirrels away, but now they are indoors and the
squirrels are having a field day out there.

Dennis Kramb; dkramb@badbear.com
Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6

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