Sunday, December 11, 2016

Cherry trees under netting


While exploring the farms around Sonnenhof, I was fascinated by this huge "cage" of trees.

Rows and rows of cherry trees, all enclosed by netting.
There must be a hundred!

On one end, the "cage" was open and the upper netting was rolled back.

I imagine this saves the cherries from hungry birds and bats.
Leave it to the Swiss to cover the whole orderly orchard in such an orderly way.

Looking down from the monastic house Sonnenhof, you can grasp the size of the orchard.
Imagine the color and the fragrance when all those trees are blossoming in May!


William Kendall said...

It looks like quite an operation!

Kay said...

I can see why the netting would be necessary. Our cherry tree in Illinois was always decimated by birds every spring. This does look very orderly and neat.

Alice said...

It must be beautiful when all the trees are in blossom

Karl Demetz said...

I'm discovering Switzerland through your photos, my temporally neighbor :)