David Livingston wrote:I am a little confused here . You just put the basket as shown and the blighters fill it up for you ? [...] next to the tree far from the tree ?
Here at La Ravardiere they dig holes for the nuts?
Katrina Jones wrote:Here is a trick I read about enlisting help from the squirrels for harvesting. Place a few 5-gallon buckets filled with sawdust around the hazelnut shrubs/trees. The squirrels know which ones are good and harvest them. They will (hopefully) be inclined to bury them in the buckets of sawdust. You can then collect them for yourself, but be nice and leave some ears of non-GMO corn for them in the sawdust. I will be planting my hazelnuts next spring and will try this method. Let me know if it works for any of you.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:I'm imagining long woven-willow tubes about 6" in diameter strapped to the trunk.
Are nuts clean after they've been harvested by squirels?