I am considering building an orchard enclosure to protect my fruit from pests, mainly birds. Last year, even though my trees set quite a bit of fruit, we did not get one piece.
I tried tying things to them such as scare tape, I have a couple of fake owls, real bull snakes and I even used that pain in the neck bird netting. I hate the netting for various reasons.
My orchard isn't very big, it covers an area that is approximately, 75' X 90'. I am trying to grow them in the backyard orchard culture mold. So, the trees will only be around 8 to 9 feet in height at maturity.
Does anyone have their orchards enclosed? If so, what is your set up like?