Netting For Fruit Trees


SKU EF17.100
Our Netting for Fruit Trees is a HDPE, knitted yarn netting with a 3/4" mesh opening that helps protect your crop from bird damage. This product is available in various grades and sizes to best fit your project's needs. The netting has built in UV stabilization and is non-abrasive which is easier on grapes, berries, and other crops. The netting for fruit trees is applied from bags, no rolls, spools or cores. It is more flexible and easier to handle than extruded plastic nets.


  • Brand: Bare Hand
  • Size: Various
  • Material:  HDPE
  • Brochure:  PDF
  • Install Instructions: PDF
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  • Questions?  Call (800) 413-9715


  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) knitted yarns
  • CIBA Specialty Chemicals used for UV stabilization
  • Rip-stop construction makes for strong netting
  • Natural green color blends in with vines and other plants
  • Premium netting can last 3 or more growing seasons
  • Super Premium nets can last 6 or more growing seasons
  • Non-abrasive knitted mesh is easy on grapes, berries, etc
  • More flexible and easier to handle than extruded plastic nets
  • Applied from bags - no rolls, spools or cores


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How To Protect Your Fruit Trees From Insects And Wildlife

Farmers and gardeners spend a lot of time cultivating fruit trees to produce excellent harvests. They face many challenges from changes in the climate to insects, birds, and other wildlife that are threats to the fruits when its time to harvest.

In this article we will get into the many benefits provided using fruit tree netting. Fruit tree netting is critical for allowing gardeners and farmers to reap healthy, ripe fruits for the market.

Your Fruit Trees Need Netting

The main reason for fruit netting is protection! Birds and other wildlife are drawn to ripe, tasty fruits and will cause a great deal of damage in little to no time. Insects are notorious for eating the fruits and infecting fruit trees with diseases. Fruit netting serves as a barrier to block pests while bringing in sunlight, air, and pollinators without issues. There are some important steps needed to move forward while keeping your fruit safe.

Grapefruits on tree with netting

Fruit Tree with Netting

Finding The Best Netting For Your Fruit Trees

There are a number of netting options to meet your specific requirements. Here are some different netting options to look into:

Bird Netting

This netting is made from a lightweight, UV-resistant material with a mesh size that will keep birds out while allowing friendly insects, such as ladybugs, to enter.

Insect Netting With Finer Mesh

This netting will keep out the majority of harmful insects, protecting fruit trees from damage and diseases.

Wildlife Netting

This netting is extremely durable and designed to keep large animals at bay. It’s often used in combination with other protective procedures.

What You Should Know When Choosing Netting

This netting is durable but make sure to choose UV-stabilized netting for longer life because the material will be exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.

Consider The Mesh Size

The size of the mesh opening should match the pest you are trying to drive off without losing good sunlight and air.

The Size And Shape Of The Tree

You need to look at a full frown tree to determine the right amount of netting to cover the tree without causing harm or stress.

The Right Installation

To guarantee the effectiveness of the netting you need the right installation. You should install the netting before the fruits start to ripen to prevent pests from getting in.

Picking Fruit During Harvest

Harvest Fruit Picking

Support Structures

Build the structure around a large tree or a number of trees that are close to each other to prevent the netting from sagging and coming in contact with the fruit causing damage or disease.

Make Sure The Netting Is Secured

If affixed properly,at the base of the tree, pests will not be able to enter from there. You might want to bury the edges using weights or ties.

Good Maintenance

Immediate maintenance is required to ensure the netting is secure for several seasons.

Cherry Tree with Netting

Cherry Tree Netting


You should check the netting for any signs of wear and tear especially after a major storm and make repairs as quickly as possible.


Regularly clean off any debris including leaves or branches that could weigh down the tree. Not doing so, could provide shelter for pests.

Storing Netting

Before storing the netting, clean and dry it to ensure it can be used in the future without limiting its longevity.


Trees that need cross-pollination, make sure the netting lifted or removed during the flowering period so pollinators can get in.

Apply Water And Fertilizer

- Using drip irrigation or manual water will guarantee your trees will receive good nourishment.
- Combine Netting With Orchard Management
- If you want great results, combine the netting with orchard management.


Not only will pruning improve the health of your fruit trees but it will be easier to add or remove the netting.

Chosen Plants

There are plants you should add to your garden that will repel certain insects or attract good insects. Doing so will cut back on the use of netting.

Future Technology For Netting

There is high demand for effective pest control. The development of innovated netting is on the top of the list. This netting might include more help for the environment, greater strength and durability, performing even better than the current design, and will become an essential part of gardening.

Ripe Oranges on Tree

Orange Tree