Tree protective netting can be a great way to protect y […]
Tree protective netting can be a great way to protect your fruit trees from birds and other pests. Small animals can decimate your crops, and netting prevents birds from eating your fruit. Using netting on your fruit trees is cheap, easy, and won't pollute the environment. Tree protective netting comes in two basic styles, light weight and heavy-weight. In both styles, you'll find a mesh that's wider than your typical anti-bird net.
The main benefit of netting is that it can serve as a physical barrier, while being recyclable. In addition, you can choose a material that's lightweight and flexible enough to prevent it from damaging your trees' delicate branches. To avoid insects and pests from entering, look for netting that's made of UV-protected plastic. This netting typically lasts from one to two years, depending on how often your tree receives direct sunlight.
If you want to use your netting on multiple fruit trees, you can buy extra netting for other crops. You can cover your trees in netting to protect your vegetables from birds, but you have to wait until the fruit has ripened before you can harvest the berries.
The cost of tree protective netting is relatively cheap, but you need to consider its installation and removal carefully. Birds can get trapped and tangled in the netting, so you should always keep this in mind. Also, netting needs to be replaced after harvest, which is difficult for large fruit trees. And while netting can help protect your fruit trees from birds, it won't stop sapsuckers, woodpeckers, and other pests.