Bird-proof netting over fruit orchards


The Granite Belt region of southern Queensland is famous for its fruit production: Grapes, strawberries, plums, apples, cherries and more.
The farmers have to put up with wannabee 'share farmers': Birds by day and flying foxes (the world's largest fruit bat) by night.
Many use bird netting, and there are thousands of acres under such protection.


© Gordon Hepworth





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Bird-proof netting over fruit orchards

Apple trees under netting. The trees will grow tall enough to push against the top of the net.

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