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Winter shelters, are they necessary?

Q: I have read of winter shelters for trees. Is this necessary for bonsai in the Cape?

A: As we in the Cape are fortunate in having a mild winter, it is not necessary to build special over-wintering places for our trees. However, in the event of prolonged winter rains, it might be advisable to shelter them from time to time, to enable the soil to dry out and so allow new air to reach the roots.

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Random Bonsai Tip

When creating a cascade the root-ground level must be on a horizontal plane. This imparts the stability to the whole style. Do not tilt the tree, bend the trunk.