We have many home gardeners that have shown their ingenuity by creating an arching canopy from Star pickets and poly pipe. This framework allows easy application of net over the tree without tearing it. Keeping the net taught by tying around the base of the tree or by using weights, will enable a smooth surface for a possum to run over or a bat to glance off. The net being on a framework away from the ripening fruit, will provide [...]
Location: All locations have differing climatic conditions eg. Hail, sun, wind etc. These generally dictate what size net should be used, which in turn dictates structure size. Crop: Choosing the right net type and colour for your crop is essential. Colour is the biggest decision to make when deciding on a protective canopy. Variety: With apples in particular different varieties require different shade levels. For example, we would generally advise not to place white net over Granny smith apples as [...]
There is no average canopy, every orchard is different, every canopy is bespoke. Call us we have a range of solutions to keep costs reasonable.
Many orchard workers find the microclimate under the net to be more comfortable...
What sort of covering should I have? Through site assessment, consultation and purpose analysis, the options for covering are determined. Full details in our FAQ.