Monthly Archives: May 2017

Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’ – Purple leaf plum – Pers blompruim

Originating from Western Asia, this flowering plum has adapted well to South African conditions. One of the best colour-contrast plants for the garden, this small, deciduous tree produces dense, blackish purple foliage throughout summer and autumn.  It has a moderate growth rate and can grow to a height of 5 m with a similar spread. [...]

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Liquidamber styraciflua – American Sweetgum – Amberboom

Hailing from America, Liquidamber styraciflua is a medium-sized to large tree, growing up to 20 m in height, with a trunk up to 2m diameter. It is a popular ornamental tree which is best known for its intense autumn colours.  Easily identifiable from its combination of five-pointed star-shaped leaves and spiked fruit, the tree is [...]

By |2017-05-20T11:50:00+02:00May 20th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Liquidamber styraciflua – American Sweetgum – Amberboom

Gardenia jasminoides – Cape jasmine – Katjiepiering

Known for their intoxicating fragrance and waxy, creamy-white flowers that contrast beautifully with their shiny, dark-green leaves, Gardenias add sensory pleasure to any garden. Gardenia jasminoides, also known as Gardenia grandiflora, is native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Oceania.  This shrubby, evergreen species grow to a height of between [...]

By |2017-05-13T15:11:01+02:00May 13th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Gardenia jasminoides – Cape jasmine – Katjiepiering

Keep trees on course May 2017

  Featuring Trees in the Play Environment - May 2017 Focusing on trees in the play environment, a prime example is golf courses that form green oases in our built up environment.  Whether you play the game or are an avid spectator, the backdrop of trees on an established golf course immediately evokes feelings of [...]

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The Impact of Trees on Sport Facilities

  Featuring Trees in the Play Environment - May 2017 Sports, parks and trees Sport stadiums and complexes are found all over South Africa and whether you are a competitor or a spectator, sport is a part of the South African psyche. Organised sports such as rugby, soccer, cricket, tennis, and athletics are enjoyed by [...]

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Kids at play

  Featuring Trees in the Play Environment - May 2017 Kids playing and laughing outside under the trees on a hot, sunny day bring joy to the heart of any parent. Children are naturally drawn to active play outdoors and it is a fact that this form of exercise promotes well-being and wholesome, physical development.  [...]

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Tree Relocation made easy by Sun Trees

Featuring Trees in the Play Environment - May 2017 Relocating established trees or shrubs from one location to another is one method of changing your landscape and saving money at the same time.  When moving a large specimen to accommodate a new building layout or to preserve the tree in a different locale, great care [...]

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SERVICE DIRECTORY

Featuring Trees in the Play Environment - May 2017 Our range of tree services Sun Trees Tree Farm Cultivate and supply a range of sizes Mature and aged trees Arboreal tree architecture Tree architect Vitality tree services Acquisition and procurement services Tree relocation Tree solutions for challenging situations Tree appraisal Pruning, surgery and upkeep Tree [...]

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Environmental Calendar for May

May 2017 International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 This theme has been chosen to coincide with the observance of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in its Resolution 70/193 and for which the United Nations World Tourism Organization is providing leadership. Biodiversity, at the level of species and ecosystems, [...]

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Bougainvillea

The popular Bougainvillea originated from South America, but these shrubs thrive throughout the world and can tolerate a wide variety of growing conditions.  There are dozens of cultivars available, with different coloured flowers, a number of double varieties and some plants have variegated leaves. Best known for its colourful display, the plants can have shades [...]

By |2017-05-04T12:57:59+02:00May 4th, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Bougainvillea