apples
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shade cloth

Sorry about my last post,my brain doesnt work anymore.
I was wondering how many use shadecloth to shelter there bonsai?
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Re: shade cloth

I did in winter quarters (a cold house), in NH.
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apples
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Re: shade cloth

Hi tom,
The thing is,some trees are shades in summer but as autum approches the still scorching sun slants under the shade and burns up all that tender growth.we have veryy hot dry autum.

I need to use shade cloth but i don't want the narrow lanky growth that comes with too much shade.
Denny :-()

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Re: shade cloth

I live in zone12a and bonsai should not burn if they are acclimated. Can you find a place for them to shield them from the midday sun but still give them full sun in the morning at least? Shade cloth can stil make them lanky.
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Re: shade cloth

Thanks for the input Imafan.
And i get you.
I probably didnt explain very well.
A tree grows close to the bonsai area.
In that area i put shade tolorant trees.
so they look ok till autum and the sun burns them.

My other trees are in full sun more or less.
I guess i should move them damit!
Denny :-()

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Re: shade cloth

Simular topics just reminded me the pots overheat as well. Thats probably the most damageing.
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Re: shade cloth

I have moved a few years back from up on the tundra (NH) to tropical OH. I'm wanting to wonder if a ramada with slats on the sundown-side, of a thinner shade cloth (say only 60%) might not be more what you need-want.
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