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new shade

Jim                        Two years ago Bruce Banyai gave a very
informative class on shade         real and manufactured.   Bruce jump
in here anytime. Hi to Lois and the boys.    The basis of the
discussion  was plant your long term trees   i.e. oaks ect     where you
really want then in 15-20 years.   Next for instant shade trellis setups
at angles tall enough to work under (supported by  4 corner post).
After all it is only the afternoon sun you need fear and the trellis can
cast a long shadow.    Arborvitae are fast growing and cast long shadows
also  besides there are some great blues out there.   Finally for quick
shade Bruce suggested poplars   that grow   5-10 ft per year staggered
throughout your setting   then  in 2-5 years you strategically remove
these poplars as your selected ornamental trees   grow into their
respective sizes.    Sounds like some work but could be fun in the
designing of it.    Bruce has used this type of organizational plan in
his yard to great success(I've seen and do agree).  If all else fails
the Ken Marek method 8^)  let the sun at them   and they will have the
finest roots and look somewhat ugly  .....  until the shade comes and
then you will have the most vigorous large size mounds  of hostas to
rival anybody but more importantly make you happy.    Good luck   and
get a planten  der shayDguy ..........    later doug

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