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Recycling, décor and farmer chic with trees

Inspiring tree thoughts Recycle potted trees into a garden Trees in containers are a wonderful way of bringing nature into your living space.  Whether planted in pots on the patio, or even a live ‘Christmas tree’ in your home, the time might come that a tree needs more space for growth.  Relocating the tree to [...]

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Tree Calendar March 2017

March brings to mind the changing of the seasons as summer slips away and autumn approaches at a rapid rate.  As the trees shed their leaves, it is a good time to start a compost heap, clear and trim hedges and of course the best time to plant a tree. Remember that the Autumn Equinox [...]

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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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Tree Insights Newsletter February 2017

Welcome to the first monthly edition of Tree Insights published by Sun Trees.  We are excited to bring you opinions and facts, news and interesting snippets centered on our tree experiences.  Focusing on different environments every month, we strive to deliver insights and fore-sights that will aid in broadening your tree knowledge. CELEBRATING TREES – [...]

By |2017-02-02T11:24:57+00:00February 2nd, 2017|Tree Times|Comments Off on Tree Insights Newsletter February 2017

Breaking news on tree communication

The power of trees Can trees communicate with each other? Dr Peter Wohlleben, author of “The Secret Life of Trees: Thinking, caring and using the ‘wood-wide web’ to communicate” shares many discoveries in his new book. The following is an example of communication of trees taking place on the African savannahs. Umbrella thorn acacias defend [...]

By |2017-02-01T12:21:26+00:00February 1st, 2017|Tree Times|Comments Off on Breaking news on tree communication

Blooming good ideas

Tree gifts for schools There are many ways to introduce trees as gifts to schools.  Whether it is a parting gift from a matric class, a commemorative tree to celebrate a teacher’s farewell or a donation to children to inspire stewardship of trees and an appreciation of Mother Nature – a tree is a legacy [...]

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Tree Calendar

Activities to ensure the health of your trees: Water all trees well once a month during dry weather and trim off branches broken by wind or hail Spray fruit trees against fruit fly where necessary Collection and use of tree sheddings for decoration in offices and class rooms Mulching and construction of water basins around [...]

By |2017-02-01T12:13:35+00:00February 1st, 2017|Tree Times|Comments Off on Tree Calendar