Trellises are becoming common tools for fruit growers that strive for increased production per acre by planting tree varieties that produce more fruit per acre but require full or partial support. Trellises bear the full weight of the tree and fruit, therefore must be installed properly or the posts can be pulled out of the ground, resulting in the collapse of the whole trellis. Proper installation of the right posts, done by pounding for maximum strength, careful alignment and strong bracing, similar to fence braces, is critical to ensure optimum capacity to bear the heavy weight of the harvest.
When installing trellises, River Valley Fencing uses the same high quality posts, wires and pounding equipment they use to install agriculture fences. Appreciating the intricacies and economics of fruit production, River Valley Fencing staff work closely with the farmer to design and locate trellises so they are integrated into tree maintenance and harvest; schedule installation to fit into production schedules; and construct trellises that will withstand the weight of the crop and severe weather without collapsing.