Bird netting over orchards Photography

Stock Stock Images By Gordon Hepworth

The Granite Belt region of Queensland, centred on Stanthorpe, including Applethorpe and The Summit, is a major area for stone-fruit production (plums, cherries) as well as apples. Tens of thousands of hectares are under netting to protect the fruit from birds by day, flying foxes (the world's largest fruit bat) at night, and in the case of full netting, even against flies and bugs.



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1. Netting-covered orchards. Apple trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt area of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection in this major fruit-growing region.

2. Hail damaged bird proof netting. Apple trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. There's some hail damage to the nets, though minor, and production is able to continue. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

3. Anti-bird netting for orchards. There's some hail damage to the nets, but production is continuing. Protective netting is vital to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

4. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. There's some hail damage to the nets, though minor, and production is able to continue. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

5. Netting-covered orchards. Cherry trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. The public are not welcome in this orchard. Others encourage people to browse and to buy. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

6. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

7. Netting-covered orchards. Irrigation pipes ready to be laid, before the ground is covered by netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

8. Inside a netting-covered orchard. Apple trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

9. Netting-covered orchards. Packing sheds near the growing area. You couldn't buy fresher. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

10. Standing in a netting-covered orchard. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

11. Netting-covered orchards. Minor damage to the nets is acceptable. Strong winds and hail are destructive to netting. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. There's some hail damage to the nets, though minor, and production is able to continue. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

12. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

13. Strawberries grown under netting. Netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

14. Strawberry plants under netting. Protective igloo-netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt area of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection in this major fruit producing region.

15. Residence on the farm. Fruit trees under protective igloo-netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

16. Netting-covered orchards. Some of the vehicles used at this orchard. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

17. Netting-covered orchards. Apple trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

18. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

19. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

20. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

21. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

22. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

23. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

24. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

25. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

26. Hail damaged netting. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

27. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

28. Netting-covered orchards. Fruit trees under protective netting to guard against birds by day and fruit-bats by night. Granite Belt region of Queensland. Ten of thousands of acres are under net-protection.

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