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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.

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

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