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How to keep Macadamia trees small enough to net.

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Suey1 starts with ...
Does anyone know how to keep a macadamia tree small. Have a serious problem with black cockatoos and need to net them
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ELANDS,2429,NSW
12th January 2019 4:50pm
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David01 says...
Hi Suey1,

Just do the trimming after the harvest but you will get less nuts for a coming year depends on how much sugars (branches/wood) has been removed. Cheers
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CRAIGIEBURN,3064,VIC
14th January 2019 10:51am
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Suey1 says...
Hi David. Thanks for the tip. What about tying the branches down to keep it in the netted area and away from the black cockatoos?
I’ve read that they tie avocado trees down in some areas.
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17th January 2019 7:09am
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David01 says...
Hi Suey1,

Yes you can temporary tie down the branches for 1-2 years but this method will not work in the long term. Cheers
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