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Old 05-28-2018, 06:28 PM   #1
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Coconut fiber planter, fiber gets torn apart by birds, squirrels


I have these Coconut fiber planters, every year that fiber gets torn apart by birds, squirrels eventually destroying the base.

Any chance i can replace that with an artificial one or deter them from taking fiber?

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Re: Coconut fiber planter, fiber gets torn apart by birds, squirrels


Looks like metal to me. Yes, birds and other animals love coconut fibers to build their nest with. Not much you can do if that is what you want to use. Solid plastic planters with drain holes may deter them.
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I have these Coconut fiber planters, every year that fiber gets torn apart by birds, squirrels eventually destroying the base.

Any chance i can replace that with an artificial one or deter them from taking fiber?

See pic. Any feedback is appreciated!

Thx

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Did you toss the rements of the torn apart coconut fiber?
You should have saved it, tied it together and either tied it
to the deck or a tree, so that the birds can peck at it for their
nests, instead of your planters.
That's what we do ( we also get it at the dollar store
for the birds)

Another thing we provide (besides feed them all year long)
is hemp rope...The orioles especially love the hemp for their nests.

OK...getting back to your planters...
Try the coconut fiber again, as it really is ideal because it
looks so natural.

We also line the inside of the coconut fiber with black plastic liner (you
can use black plastic bags) so that it helps retain more
moisture (we punch a lot of holes in the
plastic liner so that the water can run through it.
) again, punch a lot
of holes in the plastic.

good luck, Joann
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Thx...

Lemme check dollar store, great idea!
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Did you toss the rements of the torn apart coconut fiber?
You should have saved it, tied it together and either tied it
to the deck or a tree, so that the birds can peck at it for their
nests, instead of your planters.
That's what we do ( we also get it at the dollar store
for the birds)

Another thing we provide (besides feed them all year long)
is hemp rope...The orioles especially love the hemp for their nests.

OK...getting back to your planters...
Try the coconut fiber again, as it really is ideal because it
looks so natural.

We also line the inside of the coconut fiber with black plastic liner (you
can use black plastic bags) so that it helps retain more
moisture (we punch a lot of holes in the
plastic liner so that the water can run through it.
) again, punch a lot
of holes in the plastic.

good luck, Joann
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