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Old 08-11-2015, 12:45 AM   #1
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What is this tree / Pests eating the fruit


Does anyone know what this tree is? Last year it produced fruit that look like apples, but they don't taste like an apple...

Also, the fruit were being half eaten so I figured it was the rats, so I wrapped the trunk with a metal sheet. But lately I feel like the tree is getting completely plucked off even before a medium size fruit develops...

I was thinking previously it might be crows doing it.. but today I was looking around the tree and saw a feather sticking to a branch. What is a good way to keep birds out of the tree. Its a mature tree. Fairly big, I'd hate to wrap it in bird netting, I imagine that's a huge pain to actually harvest or take off completely one day. I saw online that hanging CDs like Christmas ornaments around the tree might keep birds away. Do you guys have any suggestions?

Another concern I have is some of the roots are visible in the base and they keep sprouting upward even after I trim them. I don't want to chop the entire root off and damage the tree in the process.

All suggestions welcome!





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Old 08-11-2015, 02:01 AM   #2
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It would help to know where you are.
It looks like some sort of ornamental Pear, the fruit is not edible and actually harmful to dogs, so let the birds and or rats have at it, but if you are in California, then I don't know, there are to many exotics out there

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It would help to know where you are.
It looks like some sort of ornamental Pear, the fruit is not edible and actually harmful to dogs, so let the birds and or rats have at it, but if you are in California, then I don't know, there are to many exotics out there
Hah I'm in CA. I think its some sort of Asian pear. The fruit in the picture I posted is pretty small in comparison to how big it was last year.
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