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Yew tree sterilisation?

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We have a female ancient Yew. We now also have a puppy and the two aren’t compatible! Is there a way to sterilise the tree or some kind of “contraception “ to prevent it fruiting? The dog is very interested in the berries a d I understand that if he were to crack the seed casing it could be fatal. 

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Get a fruit, take the seed out, put a blob of chilli sauce/English mustard inside the flesh.
Then give it to the dog.
Won’t be interested after.

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Get a fruit, take the seed out, put a blob of chilli sauce/English mustard inside the flesh.
Then give it to the dog.
Won’t be interested after.


Tried that tactic when my viszla was a pup. She used to do a bit of kitchen worktop surfing to hoover up any food.
I spiced the crumbs up with some tobasco, only thing I discovered was that she likes a bit of spicey grub . Greedy bugger lapped it all up.
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Tried that tactic when my viszla was a pup. She used to do a bit of kitchen worktop surfing to hoover up any food.
I spiced the crumbs up with some tobasco, only thing I discovered was that she likes a bit of spicey grub . Greedy bugger lapped it all up.

Try proper scotch bonnet sauce.
Tobasco is ketchup by comparison.
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Try proper scotch bonnet sauce.
Tobasco is ketchup by comparison.

I’m not sure giving scotch bonnet to a pup is a great idea ... vets are bloody expensive
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I think your best best in the short term is a fence. You could also just pick off the berries. Plants flower and produce seed as part of their natural cycle. You could look into hormonal applications to reduce fruit production, but you'd be better off training the dog to avoid eating berries from trees.

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