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RE: Establishing shrubs on site with heavy coastal exposure

Subject: RE: Establishing shrubs on site with heavy coastal exposure
From: Rupert Baker
Date: Nov 20 2020 19:01:11
Hi Jonathan,
Back in the day when I worked in the hardy nursery stock industry, we used 
40% as a standard -usually dark green Rokalene.  In a coastal situation you 
are not going to have to worry about light levels even with higher density 
than that - IIRC, in full sun, plants can only use about 30% of the incident 
radiation - unless they are monocots using the C4 parthway - which are a bit 
more efficient.  You'll need a fairly heavy-duty material to withstand the 
autumn/winter gales
Atb
Rupert

-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info On Behalf Of Jonathan Astill
Sent: 20 November 2020 13:50
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: RE: Establishing shrubs on site with heavy coastal exposure

Richard recommended a maximum of 50% density for the windbreak netting and 
keeping it clear of debris. 

 

Clearly the objective is to reduce wind exposure, whilst not significantly 
reducing sunlight exposure to the light demanding shrubs directly north of 
the net. There are many windbreak netting products on-line but I am keen to 
specify one that does not obstruct too much light. Any ideas on a particular 
product that would meet this criteria?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Jonathan       

 

 

 



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