Here again for some advice: in our small back garden we have a cherry tree...we seldom get cherries...the birds eat the ones on the tree and there are loads that fall before they are ripe. This is the problem...foolishdog has decided that they are food and will not pass them by. She eats them pit and all......
just read that the pits are poisonous...are they???
Before we started netting a big circle around the tree, we used to go out first thing every morning and regularly through the day to pick up as many as we could and pick any that looked fresh enough straight off the tree.
Then we'd have to go out every time the dog did to supervise. She was absolutely obsessed with them and would do anything to get to the tree - wily old thing that she was.
We have four cherry trees that fruit quite heavily and our dog likes especially to eat the stones. He is also partial to unripe peaches. His favourite fruit is raspberries which he sort of inhales off the canes. None of this seems to cause him any particular trouble, although he is quite young so I suppose there could be trouble ahead.