Bill Choat
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How is the best way to travel with your bonsai?

What is the best way to travel with them without killing them? What supplies should you bring with you? I am talking about traveling in a vehicle.

Lola
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Re: How is the best way to travel with your bonsai?

It depends on whether it's an indoor or outdoor tree, and what the temperature is while you're traveling.  Protect it the same way you would when it is at home.   Winter:  Outdoor tree, keep it in the trunk and don't bring it inside.  Indoor tree, keep it inside the car and bring it in the hotel.   You don't need to do any wrapping, but keep it watered......the same as you do at home.  When traveling, use your imagination, make sure an outdoor tree stays cold, and keep an indoor tree above 55º.  Take a look at the Bonsai Care page on my site:
http://www.american-bonsai.com

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Confused
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Re: How is the best way to travel with your bonsai?

Water 2 days before you go, and cover dirt with saran wrap leaving plenty of room around trunk.  I would suggest putting it in a box, taller than the plant is to minimize damage, and taking 2 flexible bamboo or other sticks and inserting ends in opposite diagonal corners to form a x shape that will protect it from accidental falls.

Remember the outside temp can rapidly effect your plant, hours in a car in the hot southern sun can kill it, as can hours in a freezing car.

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