Personally planted 1,000 trees during the 60s-70s, and had 300 of them
cut down with stumps ground 2005-6. The trees that were cut were
chipped and the shavings shoveled via bulldozers but kept on the
property to serve as a reservoir of mulch.
The ground stumps eventually rot and sink below ground level even if
you heap them. You have to regularly add filler (from mulch
reservoir) until the ground shavings and roots rot completely.
Otherwise, you have craters that are hard on garden tractors -- and
Squirrels see these stump sites and assume that their walnuts and
acorns are buried there. So they dig, removing the filler. You
cannot replace the total amt. of filler they dig up by mere raking, so
it's necessary to haul out the cart and bring up more filler from the
It's bad enough having to fight woodchucks -- killed six so far this
year -- who burrow along the row of wild mulberry and cherry trees
that define the east side property line, now it's war with the gray
I once heard of a guy who had problems with squirrels climbing up his
bird feeder pole and eating all of the bird seed. He installed a
switch inside the house and ran a wire out to the pole. When ever he
saw the squirrel on the pole he would throw the switch. Maybe you
could do something similar.
"A woman is arrested for cultivating marijuana. Among the items seized
as evidence are 40 frozen squirrels found in the woman's freezer. In
addition to the drug charges, authorities cite the woman for exceeding
the statutory limit for dead squirrels in her freezer (Source: Fresno
"A man was arrested after an altercation with his wife. During the
melee, he assaulted her with a frozen squirrel obtained from the
couple's freezer. Police were at a loss to explain the presence of the
frozen squirrel (Source: News of the Weird Online)."
"A schoolbus ran off the road, injuring 20, when a frozen squirrel hit
the windshield. The bus driver reported that a car, with a frozen
squirrel embedded in snow on the vehicle's roof, passed the bus
moments before the accident (Source: USA Today)."
**So, what have we learned from all this? Three important things:
freeze too many skwerls, you may go to jail; 2) frozen skwerls make
good weapons; and 3) securely tie your frozen skwerls to the roof of
your car before taking to the road...
And I've been using frozen cat pushsticks all this time. Squirrels
are more plentifyl, maybe it is time for a change.
I'm amazed I have not been arrested yet. There are over 6,000 laws I
need to learn about. <sigh>
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