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
- We advise taking popadomes down during heavy snow as the excessive weight can damage the frame
I bought 2 of these but they only last a few years. The netting and the cover which holds the support pole are both breaking down (presumably due to UV light) making them useless. Also not very easy to put up or take down over a plum or pear tree.
We have a 5 year plum tree and a 7 year apple tree, birds, particularly Parakeets love the fruits! We tried other nets, they were awkward to use and didn't look nice. We bought one Popadome Fruit tree cover for the plum tree first, then bought another later for the apple tree after seeing how effective it is. They fit perfectly for our fruits trees and serves the purpose, the fruits are safe from the birds!
A good concept but practical application not well thought out. If erected according to instructions (with pole against tree trunk, buds will grow through the net, thereby defeating the purpose(and possibly losing buds as the whole thing sways in the wind.) I solved the problem (I hope) by attaching the pole to a stake several feet from the tree. Suggestion that it can be erected in minutes a bit over optimistic and would probably benefit from the attention of two (3?) people to avoid snagging on developing buds.
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Grow Your OwnApril 2017
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