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Planting fruit trees at schools

Save the planet and get free, fresh food for your efforts? In the southern part of Africa, one in five children suffers from malnutrition.  This can affect learning ability, concentration and absenteeism – especially in rural schools where little greening has taken place.  Planting fruit trees improve the quality of air and water while providing [...]

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Research: Facts and figures

Facts and figures with regards to the impact of a tree environment on scholastic performance By planting trees in a scholastic environment, we are enabling children to enjoy the benefits of nature on a daily basis.  Scientific research has shown that there is a correlation between children’s emotional and physical wellbeing and the surroundings that [...]

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Why should trees be planted at schools?

Landscape use of trees in schools Schools are a major property owner within our cities and can contribute immensely towards creating an urban forest.  In South Africa, there is still a big difference between ‘leafy’ privileged areas and the more ‘barren’ under privileged areas.  This situation is undergoing change as emphasis is being placed on [...]

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