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Tree Times March 2017

Trees in our LIVING environment  In this month’s newsletter we examine the impact of trees on the value of your home – aesthetically and economically.  Homes with trees are generally preferred above those without and statistics show a 10 to 15% increase in property values where mature trees are present.  Aside from the financial implications, [...]

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Laureate Tree School opening 1st of April 2017 at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens

We are set to open our Laureate Tree School at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, from the Imbizo Training Centre on 1 April 2017. The initial courses will be of a training nature with a strong practical bias:- Care and maintenance of established trees in landscapes Collection and storage of tree seeds Formative pruning Identification [...]

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Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

History The centrepiece and backdrop to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Witpoortjie Falls, has been used for recreational purposes since the late 1800s.  The name of the falls seemingly originates from the Witpoortjie Station where travellers from Johannesburg used to disembark to walk down to the falls. Initially known as the Transvaal National Botanical [...]

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Therapeutic value of trees

Energizing power of trees Healing spiritually Trees are a source of energy on many levels.  From a physical aspect, trees provide oxygen and shade, as well as fruit and wood to help ensure our survival.  In addition, the energy of trees can also affect our mental, emotional and spiritual energy. Think of the peace and [...]

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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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