Re: [gardeners] bird netting on raspberries question

Dan Dixon (
Sat, 26 May 2001 04:45:52 -0500

The piece we used was bigger than that, plus a couple of leftover scrap
pieces we had already. It still wasn't enough even with the scraps. The
netting is suspended over the patch by four 6 ft wood poles, one at each
corner of the patch. The netting was stretched taut and stapled to the
poles, and the poles are held upright with stakes and rope, forming a
rectangular tent of sorts. The reason I suspended the netting was to keep it
from laying on the canes where the birds would eat whatever berries they
could reach. It turned out there wasn't enough net to reach all the way to
the ground along two sides. If my poles had been a foot or so shorter, the
netting might have reached to the ground, but then it would have laid on
more of the canes, some of which are against the netting as is. At any rate,
by the time I realized the netting wasn't going to stretch enough to reach
the ground, I had already stapled two sides to the poles and I didn't want
to undo it all and reposition everything or cut the poles shorter. I suppose
I could get more netting and cover the bottom openings, but I think I might
try George's CD-ROM spinner idea and see how that works instead.

Dan Dixon

> From: penny x stamm <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 23:26:26 -0400
> To:
> Subject: Re: [gardeners] bird netting on raspberries question
> Dan, a new piece of black, nylon bird netting intended to cover a
> fruit tree measures something like 14 ft square and costs approx
> $8.00 -- something in that neighborhood.  It is just about
> indestructable, unless cut by scissors.  Lasts forever.
> Won't this totally cover your raspberry patch?
> Penny, NY