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 – Greening our Learning Environments
The young ones are back to school and as such, trees in an educational environment are on our mind.
Why should trees be planted in schools?
Schools are a major property owner within our cities and can contribute immensely towards creating an urban forest. In South Africa, there is still a big difference between ‘leafy’ privileged areas and the more ‘barren’ under privileged areas. Read more
Research: Facts and figures
Facts and figures with regards to the impact of a tree environment on scholastic performance By planting trees in a scholastic environment, we are enabling children to enjoy the benefits of nature on a daily basis. Read more
Planting fruit trees at schools
Save the planet and get free, fresh food for your efforts? Read more
On Thursday, the 2nd of February, we celebrate World Wetlands day. Read more
The rooting habits of tree and the impact thereof on building structures can sometimes lead to a tree having to be relocated to another site. Read more
Keep your trees healthy this month. Read more
Blooming good ideas
Tree gifts for schools. Read more
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 Read more
Next month in Tree Insights
We explore the impact of trees at our homes. Urban trees provide beauty, ecosystem services and psychological benefits to a community. In addition property values are influenced by tree coverage.
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