I am planning to install a shade cloth to protect more sensitive plants that grow under the canopy normally. I have a few american beeches, eastern helmlocks (tsuga canadensis) and some japanese maples that can get easily burnt. I grow my trees on the top a flat roof garage that receives full sun from sunrise to sunset. I live north (45 degrees of latitude), but summers in Montreal, Canada can be quite hot still, especially on a flat roof.
What is your experience with using shade cloth and does it effectively prevent burns ? Does it have a negative impact on growth and internode length ? What product do you recommend to use ?
Here is a picture of the structure I’ve built to support the ombrella, it is 8’ x 9’ and 8’ tall. I anchored the structure with SWR to the outer walls of the garage to prevent wind to lift up the structure.