Trellis support system
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
Stiles, Herbert D.
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A trellis system which can be used with raspberry and other fruit production includes a plurality of structural units (36) which are essentially two dimensional in shape to allow for flat packing and shipping. Trellis wires (34) are strung over a plurality of structural units (36) positioned in a trellis row and are subsequently anchored (34) to the ground at each end of the trellis row. The structural units (36) are positioned directly on the ground surface at any location desired by the user and do not need to be staked in the ground. In one embodiment, the structural units are a rigid one piece construction (10, 12, 14, or 16). In another embodiment, the structural units are made on site by connecting to essentially identical linear pieces (52 or 60) together. A wire loop connector (42 or 44) allows for quick and effective connection of a wire (46) once the structural units are positioned.
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