Squirrels!

Asked February 16, 2020, 6:54 PM EST

How can I keep squirrels from using my raised gardens as a play area? They bury and retrieve nuts year-round, and often disrupt the root systems of my plants. Thanks for any help!

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Squirrels are ingenious small critters. To keep them out of an area, you'll need to block their way somehow.

One method that works is to lay down chicken wire among the plants.

This article should have other tactics that prove useful:
https://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/living_with/docs/TreeSquirrels.pdf