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Tree planting simplified

How best to plant a tree It can be quite daunting to plant a tree as one would like to give it every opportunity to flourish in the garden. By following these simple steps, your new acquisition should give you many years of pleasure. The same principles apply when planting a tree from a tree [...]

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Environmental calendar March 2017

21st of March – International day of Forests The 21st March is the International Day of Forest and celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On this day countries are encouraged to undertake local and nations efforts to take part in activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting.  [...]

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Green spaces bring neighbourhoods alive

Trees provide oxygen and shade to humanity, but there are a range of social, communal and environmental benefits that can be linked to trees. Social benefits Green spaces, with trees, can play an important part in tackling a range of social and health problems. There is a strong tie between people and trees, which is [...]

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Transform your home with trees – ‘grow’ the value of your property

Economic Added Value of Trees Historical research has shown that property prices are consistently higher where trees are present. Trees impact property values on an aesthetic level and in transforming your garden by planting trees, financial rewards will follow. Urban areas are ideal in this study as a lot of data regarding home sales is [...]

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Vachellia sieberiana var. woodii – Paperbark tree – Papierbasboom

Previously known as the Acacia sieberiana, the indigenous Paperbark tree is easily identified by its flattened crown with dense, spreading foliage and papery bark. This beautifully shaped tree can grow to a height of 8 to 15 m and has fine, feathery, deep green foliage.  Evergreen or semi-deciduous in certain areas, the Paperbark is named [...]

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