This year, there were plenty of nuts on the tree but we also noticed that there was a huge increase in squirrels in our locality. I know in the US that you see them everywhere, but here in Dublin, not so much. It all changed about two months ago. There were squirrels everywhere.
Last week, my husband said to me that he would pick the hazelnuts. However, before he got around to it, word went out in squirrel land that we had a hazelnut tree.