ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Canopy nets are now covering two trees in downtown Rochester in a new attempt to control the crow problem.
The Rochester Downtown Alliance does not think that the two canopy nets will solve the issue of crow droppings, but the hope is that they will discourage crows from roosting overnight.
If the concept proves successful, more nets could be used in other strategic locations downtown.
The nets were donated from Mayo Clinic and installed Thursday night. One is at the corner of 1st and 3rd Avenue Southwest, and the other is in front of the old city hall building on 1st Avenue.
City workers also try to shoo the crows away with laser pointers, but the problem has persisted for years.