birds in orchards

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Subject: birds in orchards
From: "Cilla Kinross" <>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 11:46:16 +1000
The following is a request for informtion about birds and/or invertebrates
found in new plantings near orchards from Donna Windsor, who is part of a
different email group and now employed by Greening Australia.

If you could send your responses to me, I will collate them and forward the
summary to Donna and to the rest of the group.

Cilla Kinross

The query:
>I have had several queries about the suitability of revegetating areas with
>>local native species near orchards or in orchard districts. One big
>>has been the planting of wattles which may attract borers into the
>>orchard and attracting birds that damage fruit crops. Can anyone provide
>>evidence for or against this in terms of attracting birds or insects that
>>may potentially damage fruit. If so, are certain species more damaging
>>others and what should we do if anything to deter them (add or omit
>>types of plants, increase the size of the revegetation site etc)? What
>>or insects are likely to be beneficial in orchards? Are there any other
>>arguments such as providing spray barriers, reducing wind damage etc?
>>Look foward to some feedback about this issue, Cheers,
>>Donna Windsor

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