The New Popadome Fruit Tree cover is exclusively available to us, can be erected easily in minutes and offers your fruit trees protection from birds.
The Popadome Fruit Tree protection cover is UV stabilised comes with 10mm square mesh and is easily erected by fitting the fibreglass poles together that feed through a sleeve in the netting.
The pole is anchored to the ground and the top end bends over the tree allowing the netting to be draped around. A cord is attached to the zip access which can be pulled to close up the netting and a drawstring around the base allows the bottom of the netting to be closed and drawn in towards the pole.
- Fruit Tree covers provide complete protection from birds
- Fibreglass poles easily fit together and UV stabilised 10mm square mesh netting
- Supplied with a handy carry bag and can be repacked when not in use
- Approx. 3.5m High x 2.6m Diameter
- The pole is anchored to the ground with an 8" tent peg
- The cover also uses the tree for support and there is a draw string round the base to draw in any loose net material
- Note: You may lose some fruit to the birds if the netting is allowed to rest on the fruit
After 8 years use, the ring-pull at the top of the zip broke. I made a working repair with Bondic (that wonderful non-glue adhesive which uses an ultra-violet curing system) and put some of the silicone-based gunk I use for my bicycle to lubricate the zip. It worked like a dream: my cherry tree, 2.75 metres tall might I add, protected for the 9th year from those d****d birds; a fresh batch of cherry liqueur assured this September! BUT THEN I noticed a 3-foot long split in the netting, right at the top. Too lazy to disassemble and fix it by weaving it together, I've just ordered a new Popadome. I don't mind too much, 8 years' weathering before the netting degrades feels reasonable enough. And overall a brilliant product: great design! I'm 74 and I can manage to assemble and disassemble it single-handed, Thank you Harrod!
I bought 3 earlier this year. The first went on ok; the zip broke on the second. I was offered a replacement, but was already wondering if I would even use the third. I decided to take a partial refund (as it was already on the tree secured with pegs!) Size given as 3.5m high*2.6m diameter. The pole is 3.7m and when bent over I estimate height to be 2.8m. So probably best for a tree no more than 2m high. After trying to pack away I feel that I never want to see them again! They come in ‘stuff bags’ but it’s impossible to get them back in - tried rolling, folding, elastic bands, string, kneeing on them, 1 person, 2 people; to no avail. The bags need to be much bigger for any human, rather than rolling machine, to re-use them! So now, I don’t have 3 neat tent-type bags but 3 lots of netting ready at any moment to pop out of the bags I have had to put them in – plus 3 ‘stuff-bags’ which you could say are wasted . Overall, disappointing. I think I will try my ordinary netting next year.
Many thanks for your feedback,. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your Fruit Tree Cover. Your comments have been passed on to our Purchasing Dept. for further review.
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