I noticed that after one season, my 30 x 30 bird netting from AN’s took quite a beaten. I saw a lot of damage as I took them down and folded them up to store them. My belief is that the heavy damage was done by raccoons. The nets did protect the fruit though. Just don’t think I will get more than 3 seasons at this rate.
Also, for any net to be totally affective, it should cover the entire tree and have enough size to be tied to the trunk - leaving no openings. I find that for me, 30 x 30 barely covers most of my adult trees.
Due to these things, I’m considering purchasing the commercial grade drape netting. Product number KDN15. The 49’ x 328’ roll can be cut to make 7 huge nets that will cover my largest trees, last longer than the bird netting and cost about $70 per tree (where the 30x30 cost about $50 per tree). Expensive but perhaps worth it.
Thoughts? Have any of you tried the larger, heavier commercial products ANs sells?