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Wire questions....

Post  NemusStipes on Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:45 am

Hello everyone! Long time no see!
I have a few wire questions.
One, is floral wire okay for bonsai?
Two. Is six feet of aluminum wire for a dollar a good deal. It was about 2-3mm thick. I forgot to check the gauge...

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Re: Wire questions....

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:57 am

NemusStipes wrote:
One, is floral wire okay for bonsai?
Two. Is six feet of aluminum wire for a dollar a good deal? It was about 2-3mm thick. I forgot to check the gauge...

Floral wire usually doesn't have much holding power because it is meant for green, soft plant tissue like flower stems.

Aluminum wire is usually sold by weight. The Bonsai wire that is coated to look like copper is $20 to $25 per kilo. Plain, uncoated Aluminum wire is used for some things (not Bonsai) Two, two and a half or three millimeter wire can be used on smaller trees, Six feet of wire will not go very far.

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