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Squirrels stripping bark off Himalayan birches in the day

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Squirrels stripping bark off Himalayan birches in the day time. Is there something I can spray on to discourage them from doing further damage?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: It happened yesterday in the afternoon
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: My son will help
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: There is a wood next to the garden and they are shot but they have caused damage to acers in the past
JA: What kind of climate are you in?
Customer: Wet Wales

Hello, thank you for using this service. I wish to introduce myself. I am Michael, a Research Librarian with 20+ years of experience.

Good afternoon,

There are a few methods to help keeping the squirrels off your tree:

1. From metal band around the tree to repellent that contains cayenne pepper.

https://homeguides.sfgate.com/rid-pesky-squirrels-trees-74813.html

2. Purchase and spread predator urine, available for sale at garden supply stores or home centers. Also hang ammonia-soaked rags on the branches squirrels seem to favor

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-get-rid-of-squirrels/

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Michael

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