I spied this tree squirrel in my cherry tree this summer and was glad that the fruit way up at the top was getting harvested. There weren’t very many cherries and they were really sour, so I was okay with this visitor. But, squirrels can be a nuisance, especially when they empty birdfeeders in one afternoon. Here is a website, http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/tree_squirrels.html, that has all you ever wanted to know about squirrels in Washington, and how to live with them. The best method for keeping them out of fruit trees and feeders is to install a squirrel guard 6 feet off the ground. This is an inverted disc that prevents the squirrel from climbing any higher. It’s more work for us, but we can enjoy our wildlife and not hate them for eating our crops.