Plant trees for National Arbor Week

The first week of September is Arbor Week where all South Africans come together to celebrate the importance of trees for our planet.  Trees are essential for biodiversity in our ecosystems. They absorb carbon dioxide and provide a place for birds to roost. In our gardens, trees provide height interest, shade and structure in the landscape. Ar...
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Rooftop Tree Planting in Cape Town

Trees South Africa plants up a Higgovale rooftop in Cape Town! Can you imagine a forest of trees on your building's rooftop, overlooking the Cape Town harbour at the foot of Table Mountain? This was the dream of one of the residents of Higgovale, and Trees South Africa made their dream became a reality. "Over a two-day period, and in collaboration ...
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Celebrating Arbor Week in South Africa

Tree of the year 2017 – Buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata)
  It is time to get the spade out the garden shed and start digging because, along with Spring, Arbor Week has arrived! This year Arbor Week takes place from the 1 st of September to the 7 th of September, the theme for this year is Forests and Water. Arbor Week is a Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries event aiming to raise aware...
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Treekeepers conserve urban forests

​ TreeKeepers believe that the only way to conserve our urban forests is to raise awareness of the value of trees for human health and well being thereby encouraging the Public to become more active in preventing trees from being removed. One of the biggest concerns that TreeKeepers (TK) currently has, apart from the need to develop skills in the t...
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