Shady Question

Shade tree
Photo credit: Jake Jones
Q:

How do you define a shady area? Can there be some sun at certain times of the day. Same question for sunny area. How many hours of sun must an area have to be considered sunny? This is for the Bend area.

- Deschutes County
A:

A shady area receives less than 3 hours of sun a day. Sunny is more than 6. Partial shade is between 3 and 6 with most of the sun being in the morning or early afternoon.

Heather Stoven
Research Assistant—Nursery And Christmas Trees
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