Cherry picking problem
Each year about this time, my 20' high stella cherry is raided for its young leaves. It is about 75% denuded, leaving ripped and ragged little stumps. In a few weeks time, my cherry crop will be stripped off completely before it even starts to ripen. I never see the culprits but suspect wood pigeons. Anyone else suffer this damage and is it pigeons or all types of bird doing this? Even netting does not deter them, as they find the smallest gaps to get their prize.