Suet Bird Feeder has a cedar roof that stop the rain from washing away your suet. It also comes with a rope (50 ft) to hoist the bird feeder over a branch for easy refilling. It is an eco-friendly product, in that every bird feeder sold results in 10 trees being planted. Trees are GOOD because they help reduce global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide pollution and they are fun to hug. This product was designed, built and marketed by the Winkelman family (Dan, Ethan, Lila, Ketmala) who wanted to give back to Mother Earth by helping to repopulate the world trees.