9 thoughts on “How To Install Bird Netting Over Small Fruit Trees

    artichoke25

    (August 12, 2019 - 8:57 pm)

    Unfortunately I tried this but the material did not appear to be 14 foot square. It was 14 foot long, but even after being stretched out on the ground for several hours in the heat with bricks holding down the sides it did not stretch enough on the sides for me to be able to gather and tie at the bottom as shown. Lots of length on two sides, inadequate length on two sides, leaving huge gaps for the little birdies to get in. Can't recommend this. Maybe if you have five or six people to help you stretch and place it.

    Vadym Radkov

    (August 12, 2019 - 8:57 pm)

    woodprix is full of awesome tips. Very helpful to me. Thanks

    Linda Casey

    (August 12, 2019 - 8:57 pm)

    I have blossoms on my cherry tree now and I just netted it. Should I wait?

    Veggie Soup

    (August 12, 2019 - 8:57 pm)

    Find safer netting than this. many gardeners here in Phoenix, AZ have found DEAD or dying, birds, lizards and beneficial non-aggressive snakes tangled. I read that tulle is safer or you can build something over tree with chicken wire. MANY MANY fox bats are dying and getting tangled in Australia.

    Johnny Boy

    (August 12, 2019 - 8:57 pm)

    Birds need to eat too!

    MySetDancer1

    (August 12, 2019 - 8:57 pm)

    I hung a couple of carved wooden hawks over my blue berries by fishing line and it seems to keep most birds away. Swinging in the wind they do look rather realistic.

    MySetDancer1

    (August 12, 2019 - 8:57 pm)

    Try this on a larger tree! Notice they hold the net high and slip it over the tree. Unless you can do this, either on a ladder or from the ground you will hate the experience. The net catches on EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING and will not pull over the tree. It will also damage the tree and tear off fruit. I know from personal experience. Pehaps a jig of some sort to lift the net over the tree?

    justgivemethetruth

    (August 12, 2019 - 8:57 pm)

    I just bought a new blueberry bush and the very morning after I bought them I looked out the window and there are the birds hopping around trying to eat them … in just hours since it was dark last night when I set them out there. I hate birds! Argh !

    There's not a good solution for blueberry bushes because I tried netting and almost all the good berries are easily accessed from the outside. Any suggestions ?

    Since I can't eat my berries maybe I'll try bird! 😉

    PainChaud

    (August 12, 2019 - 8:57 pm)

    I'm lucky, birds here just eat seeds and bugs. I wonder if you gave the birds seed feeders if they'd still hit the fruit trees as much?

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