I have a small orchard on our property, about 20 fruit and nut trees all around 4 -5 years old and doing nicely. This year as the flower buds were about to open, I noticed finches landing in the trees and pecking at the buds. They seem to eat half a bud an then move on to the next one. I bought netting at my local hardware and covered each of the trees. This seemed to solve the bird problem but a few weeks later when I felt it was safe, I tried to remove the netting - not so easy. The leaves and branches had grown through the netting and made getting it off almost impossible without cutting it into pieces. Can any of you suggest a better way to deal with my birds eating buds problem ?