Foiling the Birds
A fruit-bearing tree is a delectable addition to any garden. Every season you're guaranteed fresh, ripe fruit right from the source. Unless, of course, others get to it before you do. Birds are known pillagers of fleshy tree fruit, and they show no mercy for your taste buds.
Protect your fruit trees with fishing line tied with twisted strips of aluminum foil. The light reflected from the foil wards off the birds, as does the sound of the foil moving in the wind.