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Euclea pseudebenus – Cape ebony and Ziziphus mucronata – Buffalo thorn

National Arbor Week takes place during the first week of September and as such we are looking at Ziziphus mucronata (Buffalo thorn) and Euclea pseudebenus (Ebony guarrie) that has been designated as our trees of the year for 2017.  One common and one rare species are selected to be celebrated for their beauty and importance [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:41+02:00August 31st, 2017|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Euclea pseudebenus – Cape ebony and Ziziphus mucronata – Buffalo thorn

Ziziphus mucronata – Buffalo thorn – Blinkblaar wag-‘n-bietjie

The Ziziphus mucronata is an iconic tree in Africa and is revered by many African peoples.  Historically a Buffalo thorn tree was planted on the grave of a deceased chief to mark the burial place.  In addition, the thorns of this tree are paired along the stems, one facing forward and the other facing backward, [...]

By |2018-09-21T14:47:48+02:00January 29th, 2016|Tree of the Week|Comments Off on Ziziphus mucronata – Buffalo thorn – Blinkblaar wag-‘n-bietjie
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