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Title: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 14, 2013, 06:52:59 pm
Any Indigenous Tree Lovers on WD?
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Post by: da PEEG on October 14, 2013, 07:21:04 pm
Yes  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 14, 2013, 07:28:33 pm
Hell yes. We can post interesting Trees and help each other to identify difficult ones. Great DP. Hope we get some more interest. I will Post tomorrow. :shade:
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: da PEEG on October 14, 2013, 07:43:22 pm
Hell yes. We can post interesting Trees and help each other to identify difficult ones. Great DP. Hope we get some more interest. I will Post tomorrow. :shade:

:shade: - mendous...
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 14, 2013, 08:16:13 pm
Hell yes. We can post interesting Trees and help each other to identify difficult ones. Great DP. Hope we get some more interest. I will Post tomorrow. :shade:

:shade: - mendous...
;D :thumleft:
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on October 14, 2013, 08:25:39 pm
Yes ...

I have planted close to 300 indigenous trees I guess during the last 6 years. Have not planted any exotics since 1990 when I was still too dumb to realise the importance of going LOCAL

I'll post some pics
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 14, 2013, 09:14:33 pm
Yes ...

I have planted close to 300 indigenous trees I guess during the last 6 years. Have not planted any exotics since 1990 when I was still too dumb to realise the importance of going LOCAL

I'll post some pics
Great stuff, when I see non Indigenous Trees on my Properties they are History. We are blessed with an enormous amount of beautiful indigenous Trees.
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Post by: Offshore on October 14, 2013, 09:22:31 pm
I guess we will have show and tell, show and guess and show and help? Looking forward to it!
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 14, 2013, 09:35:39 pm
I have a friend that restores antique furniture for a living.
He says the nicest wood to work with is Cederwood. Sad part is you cannot buy it anywhere
and they used 1700 Cederwoodpoles/trees for the phoneline between Clanwilliam and Calvinia!!!
Cedertrees are slow growers and today very scarce in the Cederberg.


Me my favourite is Rooipitjie.............................................I burn a lot of it!! :imaposer:
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Raka on October 14, 2013, 10:40:43 pm
My favorite tree is the 'Kameeldoringboom'. Nothing else say's 'Africa ' like a Camelthorn .....
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Post by: Fudmucker on October 14, 2013, 11:21:08 pm
My favorite tree is the 'Kameeldoringboom'. Nothing else say's 'Africa ' like a Camelthorn .....
They also give great shade for parking under.
Yet no shopping centres plant them...?
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Raka on October 15, 2013, 07:08:51 am
To slow groing and that Afrikaner bull look-a-like thorns, I suppose. If you ever go past Kathu , do go have a look at them !
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 15, 2013, 09:35:20 am
To slow groing and that Afrikaner bull look-a-like thorns, I suppose. If you ever go past Kathu , do go have a look at them !
That is one magnificent Forest of Camelthorn trees. They make fantastic coals for a Braai but are protected in SA. You may not cut or transport their Wood in SA.
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 15, 2013, 10:22:50 am
To slow groing and that Afrikaner bull look-a-like thorns, I suppose. If you ever go past Kathu , do go have a look at them !
That is one magnificent Forest of Camelthorn trees. They make fantastic coals for a Braai but are protected in SA. You may not cut or transport their Wood in SA.
Yet sadly they are cut down by the thousands in Namibia. :(
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Bensien on October 15, 2013, 10:29:07 am
I tried to grow camelthorn trees from seed, but without success. Apparently the seeds wont germinate unless they have passed through the gut of a ruminant
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 15, 2013, 11:04:56 am
I tried to grow camelthorn trees from seed, but without success. Apparently the seeds wont germinate unless they have passed through the gut of a ruminant
Maybe put some seeds into your Gardeners Pap ;)
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 15, 2013, 11:07:41 am
Beautiful Camelthorn in the Kgalagadi Park.
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Post by: tok-tokkie on October 15, 2013, 11:10:46 am
I have been looking for an Umbrella Thorn = Acacia tortilis.  Not available here in the Cape as far as i can see.  I am aware that they have very invasive roots. Anyone got a small one in a bag for me?
To me they say Africa even more than a Camelthorn.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 15, 2013, 11:14:41 am
I battled to identify this Tree and eventually found its Name. Koeboeberry ( Koeboebessie). Hardy Tree, evergreen and Animals browse on its leaves and Fruit. The Fruit are tasty for Humans too. Looks like a Matopi from a distance.
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Post by: african dust on October 15, 2013, 11:26:15 am
Any Indigenous Tree Lovers on WD?

guilty as charged. have an indigenous/endemic nursery here in the Seychelles and in the western cape for private planting projects.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: african dust on October 15, 2013, 11:30:22 am
I have been looking for an Umbrella Thorn = Acacia tortilis.  Not available here in the Cape as far as i can see.  I am aware that they have very invasive roots. Anyone got a small one in a bag for me?
To me they say Africa even more than a Camelthorn.

have a look at this site. have used them in the past with good results for seeds.
http://www.seedsforafrica.co.za/ (http://www.seedsforafrica.co.za/)
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Post by: Swart Gevaar on October 15, 2013, 12:31:50 pm
Bloody awesome. Just bought shit loads of seeds including Maroela, Camelthorn, Fever Tree, Coffee tree and some Cacti.

I have a Black Wattle which I need to get rid of. It is massive, so i have to replace it with another tree that will grow big.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: african dust on October 15, 2013, 12:45:30 pm
Bloody awesome. Just bought shit loads of seeds including Maroela, Camelthorn, Fever Tree, Coffee tree and some Cacti.

I have a Black Wattle which I need to get rid of. It is massive, so i have to replace it with another tree that will grow big.

good to hear. get rid of the wattle asap !
have a look at http://www.silverhillseeds.co.za/ (http://www.silverhillseeds.co.za/)
I too have bought from them with happy results. 
unfortunately in my case the buying is the easy part.....finding the time ot plant and look after them..that is a misison !
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 15, 2013, 01:39:48 pm
Mountain Seringa with it's beautiful Autumn Colours.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 18, 2013, 08:33:58 am
Aloe in (Texas of SA) Limpopo.
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Post by: dw1 on October 19, 2013, 05:23:57 pm
Aloe Barberae - Boom Aalwyn just after we planted it a few years ago..
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Post by: dw1 on October 19, 2013, 05:43:27 pm
Kiepersol just before I planted it at my house a few years ago.
Cussonia Spicata
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Post by: tok-tokkie on October 20, 2013, 10:49:00 am
Your Tree Aloe.  A few weeks ago I saw this huge one - biggest I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Aicorner on October 25, 2013, 09:58:27 am
Great thread - lots of trees I need ID'd

Can I suggest adding a location with pics ?  (For example, where was the big tree aloe - have some in my garden in Ballito & hope they don't get that big!)
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 25, 2013, 10:24:04 am
Great thread - lots of trees I need ID'd

Can I suggest adding a location with pics ?  (For example, where was the big tree aloe - have some in my garden in Ballito & hope they don't get that big!)

Good Idea, will edit mine.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on November 07, 2013, 01:31:01 pm
Left to right.  Velvet Bushwillow, Beechwood (Red Boekenhout) and Redthorn.
Location. Bewaarkloof Limpopo
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on November 07, 2013, 01:33:38 pm
The saddest looking Cabbage Tree you will ever see. Baboons eat the younger shoots in Winter.
Location Bewaarkloof Limpopo
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: RobC on November 07, 2013, 02:07:21 pm
The saddest looking Cabbage Tree you will ever see. Baboons eat the younger shoots in Winter.
Location Bewaarkloof Limpopo
There is also caterpillar that eats them bare, tree looks dead afterwards but sprouts out again as soon as it gets a good rain.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Beltzer on November 11, 2013, 09:44:14 pm
a tree that we dont often see, Broad-leaved coral tree:

Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on November 12, 2013, 09:07:26 am
I have never seen one before. Where is the Location B?
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Post by: Winston on November 12, 2013, 10:09:17 am
I got one in my garden, it took a while to get it, is a real looker.
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Post by: Crossed-up on November 12, 2013, 11:05:41 am
Great thread!

My own house used to belong to Mary Maytham Kidd, who wrote and illustrated "Flowers of the Cape Peninsula" way back in the early fifties.  It is still in print.  There wasn't much of her garden left when we bought the house, and sadly very little by way of indigenous plants. But I think of her when I'm planting out the clivias, dietes, plectranthus etc . 

I'd love one of those acacias with the yellow papery bark that like to keep their toes wet, but don't have the place for it.  But I'm determined to put in a kiepersol.  I think they're amazing trees.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on November 16, 2013, 10:51:12 pm
Cape Ash - given to me as a birthday present 6 years ago - only a tiny slither of a tree. Grown into a beautiful young tree in relatively short period of time.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Martyn on November 18, 2013, 12:19:26 pm
We have a tree at work that I am told is an African Flame Tree, yet if I google this, the pictures I get are not the same tree?

It has a beautiful flat flower that is "flame" coloured and appears to be made up of leaves not the normal "tissue" one associates with a flower. It flowers before the foliage comes. (deciduous)

I have no pictures of it in bloom but here are a couple of it with leaves.

I would also like to now if one can take a cutting or grow one from seed (never seen any seed)?
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: frankmac on November 18, 2013, 02:50:23 pm
We have a tree at work that I am told is an African Flame Tree, yet if I google this, the pictures I get are not the same tree?

It has a beautiful flat flower that is "flame" coloured and appears to be made up of leaves not the normal "tissue" one associates with a flower. It flowers before the foliage comes. (deciduous)

I have no pictures of it in bloom but here are a couple of it with leaves.

I would also like to now if one can take a cutting or grow one from seed (never seen any seed)?

Hi Martyn,

The leaves and stem on your tree look very much like a poinsettia. Very pretty flowers especially the Rams Horn variety. The branches are fairly soft and if you break off a twig, you should get a milky sap leaking out.

The poinsettia is very easy to grow from cuttings
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Martyn on November 18, 2013, 03:38:43 pm
We have a tree at work that I am told is an African Flame Tree, yet if I google this, the pictures I get are not the same tree?

It has a beautiful flat flower that is "flame" coloured and appears to be made up of leaves not the normal "tissue" one associates with a flower. It flowers before the foliage comes. (deciduous)

I have no pictures of it in bloom but here are a couple of it with leaves.

I would also like to now if one can take a cutting or grow one from seed (never seen any seed)?

Hi Martyn,

The leaves and stem on your tree look very much like a poinsettia. Very pretty flowers especially the Rams Horn variety. The branches are fairly soft and if you break off a twig, you should get a milky sap leaking out.

The poinsettia is very easy to grow from cuttings


Hi Frankmac,

not sure it is a poinsettia, the images I can get show it flowering with foliage on the tree and the composition of the flower looks different?
This one has its flower without any foliage. The flower appears as a flat flower on the end of the branch or shoot and appears to be made of leaves of red, orange and browny/yellow colour.

The leaves that are currently on the tree are like an elongated maple leaf.
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Post by: Mev Vis Arend on November 18, 2013, 03:55:02 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: frankmac on November 18, 2013, 04:02:58 pm
We have a tree at work that I am told is an African Flame Tree, yet if I google this, the pictures I get are not the same tree?

It has a beautiful flat flower that is "flame" coloured and appears to be made up of leaves not the normal "tissue" one associates with a flower. It flowers before the foliage comes. (deciduous)

I have no pictures of it in bloom but here are a couple of it with leaves.

I would also like to now if one can take a cutting or grow one from seed (never seen any seed)?

Hi Martyn,

The leaves and stem on your tree look very much like a poinsettia. Very pretty flowers especially the Rams Horn variety. The branches are fairly soft and if you break off a twig, you should get a milky sap leaking out.

The poinsettia is very easy to grow from cuttings


Hi Frankmac,

not sure it is a poinsettia, the images I can get show it flowering with foliage on the tree and the composition of the flower looks different?
This one has its flower without any foliage. The flower appears as a flat flower on the end of the branch or shoot and appears to be made of leaves of red, orange and browny/yellow colour.

The leaves that are currently on the tree are like an elongated maple leaf.

Hi Martyn,

Not too sure but the poinsettia flowers both with and without foliage and come in various shapes and colours. It's definitely not an African Flame tree though as we have plenty down here on the South Coast. I'll have to scratch through my pics and see if I can get some although I'm sure Google images will have enough.

Regards
Frank
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on November 18, 2013, 04:20:26 pm
I also think it is Poinsettia. The leaves and stems look very much like one. They are not indigenous.
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Post by: frankmac on November 18, 2013, 05:21:23 pm
Here's a few of our African Flame in full bloom showing the flame-like flower, leaves and seed pod. I wouldn't regard it as indigenous but it does at least attract the birds
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Martyn on November 20, 2013, 11:08:46 am
Thanks all, i will take pictures once in flower and post again.
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Post by: louisj on November 25, 2013, 01:25:06 pm
Bensien, you can grow the camelthorn from seeds. Take a seed at a time and sand on a very fine sandpaper till you just go through the shell and then plant. I had 97 out of 100 success on the last plant
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Post by: Shutter_Eye on November 27, 2013, 11:01:14 am
 :sip:
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Post by: Winston on November 27, 2013, 11:54:00 am
Cape Ash - given to me as a birthday present 6 years ago - only a tiny slither of a tree. Grown into a beautiful young tree in relatively short period of time.
That is a magnificent tree  :thumleft:, especially when big. Just bear in mind that male and female trees are on separate trees, only female trees bears fruit which is a real bird magnett.
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Post by: frankmac on November 27, 2013, 03:48:03 pm
I'm trying to go as indigenous as possible but also keeping the odd exotic like Silky oak and Fiddlewood for the birds.

Fortunately our soil and climate is excellent here on the South Coast and I reckon if I rest my walking stick on the ground too long, it would also start to grow. We have red beech, giant leaf fig, natal ficus, broom cluster fig, umzimbithi, natal mahogany, wild plum, cape chestnut, wild banana (strilitzia nicolai), umdoni (waterberry) and milkwood.
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Post by: Winston on November 27, 2013, 03:55:20 pm
That's awesome. Replace the Silky Oak and Fiddlewood with Pigeon Wood and Haleria Lucida if you realy want to attract birds.
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Post by: Offshore on November 27, 2013, 04:03:36 pm
Frankmac, you are blessed with the most beautiful  trees in KZN. I recently planted a Natal Waterberry on my Farm and it is growing into a beautiful Tree.
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Post by: frankmac on November 27, 2013, 04:05:16 pm
That's awesome. Replace the Silky Oak and Fiddlewood with Pigeon Wood and Haleria Lucida if you realy want to attract birds.

Hi Winston,

Thanks. I actually do have some pigeon wood. Forgot about that. Had to google your Haleria Lucida ;D

Sounds like a plan.
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Post by: Lourens ツ on November 27, 2013, 04:06:36 pm
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Post by: frankmac on November 27, 2013, 04:10:49 pm
Frankmac, you are blessed with the most beautiful  trees in KZN. I recently planted a Natal Waterbeyy on my Farm and it is growing into a beautiful Tree.

Hi Offshore,

Nice thread you've started here. Love the Waterberry
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Beltzer on November 29, 2013, 03:21:59 pm
I have never seen one before. Where is the Location B?

That specific one is in the mountains of Swaziland near Maguga dam
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Post by: I&horse on November 29, 2013, 03:31:42 pm
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Post by: Swart Gevaar on November 29, 2013, 03:34:16 pm
Right, ek het so paar boompies geplant. Sal sien wat gebeur.
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Post by: Offshore on November 29, 2013, 03:40:10 pm
Right, ek het so paar boompies geplant. Sal sien wat gebeur.
Vertel bietjie wat jy geplant het man, moenie so geheimsinnig wees nie. ;D
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Post by: Offshore on November 29, 2013, 06:21:23 pm
A huge Mopanie Tree in Damaraland Namibia. I don't think I will ever see a bigger one.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Shutter_Eye on November 29, 2013, 06:26:06 pm
A huge Mopanie Tree in Damaraland Namibie. I don't think I will ever see a bigger one.

Holy crap. :o
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Post by: Offshore on November 29, 2013, 06:31:40 pm
1. Kokerboom with it's unique Bark in Namibia
2. Second Picture is a Buffalo Thorn ( Blinkblaar haak en steek) in a Riverbed in Southern Namibia. When they grow to this size they don't have any Thorns anymore. As a Kid I build a Treehut in this same Tree.
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Post by: Rodlau on November 29, 2013, 11:02:36 pm
Very interesting thread. My favorite tree is a fever tree. Built a house many years ago and planted two on the pavement. Kids grew up and fled the nest so house to big for wife and I so we sold to move to a smaller house.  Big mistake but that is another story. Went past the house recently and those two trees are magnificent.  Wish I could move them to the pavement at my current house

I went to the Herman Charles Bosman fees a few weeks ago. Did a tour of a manpoer distillery. What a character. He made manpoer from the fruit of a thorn tree. Very small berry. Any idea what tree that would be? 
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Post by: DeepBass9 on December 04, 2013, 09:33:44 am
Sycamore Figs at Ndumo national park:

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Post by: Winston on December 04, 2013, 10:22:59 am
Beautiful !!!!
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Post by: tok-tokkie on December 04, 2013, 06:40:08 pm
(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=136200.0;attach=320937;image)

That is a spectacular photo.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on December 05, 2013, 11:18:29 am
1.Gewone Drolpeer or Common Plum, one of the first Trees to flower in Autumn.
2. Natal Waterberry on the right
3. Fruit of the Natal Waterberry.
Location Bewaarkloof Limpopo
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Exploratio on December 10, 2013, 02:13:54 pm
While we are talking indigenous trees, here is a link to a very nice publication by an indigenous company :spitcoffee:


Dictionary of names for southern African trees CD-Rom

http://www.briza.co.za/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=146 (http://www.briza.co.za/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=146)
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Swart Gevaar on December 11, 2013, 12:54:26 pm
Right, ek het so paar boompies geplant. Sal sien wat gebeur.
Vertel bietjie wat jy geplant het man, moenie so geheimsinnig wees nie. ;D

Ek het Marula, kameel doring, koors boom, koffie boom en nog so paar vet plante geplant. EK wag nog vir die saad om op te kom.
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Post by: Offshore on December 29, 2013, 11:22:11 am
Soetdoring
Stamvrug
Vrug van die Stamvrug
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Post by: Offshore on December 29, 2013, 11:26:29 am
Geelhout
van Wyk's Hout
Bas van die van Wyk's Hout
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Post by: DRAZIL on December 29, 2013, 09:40:04 pm
can anyone tell me the name of this tree please
Pics from Umkomaas, Natal South Coast.
Thanks
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Post by: Aicorner on December 31, 2013, 02:41:43 pm
no idea, but nice photos !

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Post by: dw1 on January 24, 2014, 12:41:36 pm
Huilboerboon wat ek so paar jaar terug geplant het by my garage. Kan nie glo hoe vinnig die outjie gegroei het nie.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Swart Gevaar on January 24, 2014, 01:38:54 pm
Right, ek het so paar boompies geplant. Sal sien wat gebeur.

Toddler 1 - Kalahari Camel thorn 0  :angry4:
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Post by: Brandt on January 24, 2014, 01:44:22 pm
 :sip:
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Post by: Swart Gevaar on January 24, 2014, 02:20:09 pm
Soetdoring
Stamvrug
Vrug van die Stamvrug

Any idea where one could get the seeds for that Stamvrug?? They are bloody lekker  :drif:
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on January 24, 2014, 03:54:00 pm
SG I dont but I see you live in GP, they grow  wild on the Mountain in Northcliff you will be able to get the Fruit and seed there but remember they will ony grow in High Altitude Areas and it must be in rocky Soil. Good luck
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on January 24, 2014, 09:03:31 pm
Aloe Dichotoma - Ramossissima, in our front garden
Grown quite fast into a spectacular specimen
Also known as Maiden's Quiver tree

Baster Kokerboom
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on January 24, 2014, 09:21:43 pm
 :o That is indeed a Specimen!
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Post by: dw1 on January 24, 2014, 09:56:59 pm
:o That is indeed a Specimen!

Right next to it .. Aloe Dichotoma

Planted about 12 of these around our house 6 years ago and they have all become beautiful trees.  6 were smaller and they are also growing nicely.
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Post by: Swart Gevaar on January 27, 2014, 01:54:09 pm
SG I dont but I see you live in GP, they grow  wild on the Mountain in Northcliff you will be able to get the Fruit and seed there but remember they will ony grow in High Altitude Areas and it must be in rocky Soil. Good luck

Thanks Offshore

I live in Moreleta Park, right on a koppie, so my garden is very rocky and relatively high as well.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on January 27, 2014, 05:05:37 pm
SG I dont but I see you live in GP, they grow  wild on the Mountain in Northcliff you will be able to get the Fruit and seed there but remember they will ony grow in High Altitude Areas and it must be in rocky Soil. Good luck

Thanks Offshore

I live in Moreleta Park, right on a koppie, so my garden is very rocky and relatively high as well.  :thumleft:
Good Luck SG.
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Post by: dw1 on January 31, 2014, 11:19:57 pm
Struggling Kiepersol bo op die berg by Die Vallei van Verlatenheid.

Cussonia Spicata
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Post by: Karoo Rider on February 01, 2014, 12:41:07 am
Can anyone assit with the names of the two types of trees in the picture please?  Was hiking in a kloof recently in the Klein-Swartberg mountains (Western Cape) and I've always wondered about these.  Especially the talls ones have the most amazing roots that simply hang on for dear life onto whatever rock they can find.
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Post by: dw1 on February 26, 2014, 10:26:14 pm
Can anyone assit with the names of the two types of trees in the picture please?  Was hiking in a kloof recently in the Klein-Swartberg mountains (Western Cape) and I've always wondered about these.  Especially the talls ones have the most amazing roots that simply hang on for dear life onto whatever rock they can find.

I am also fascinated by these trees that hang on for dear life from almost vertical cliffs. This one is in Anysberg Pass. Took the picture in December when going through there. Fantastic ride. think its a kind of Fig tree - not sure and I have not had time to look it up in the book.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on February 27, 2014, 08:14:24 am
Lyk vir my soos 'n Rotsvy
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Post by: dw1 on February 27, 2014, 10:43:01 am
Huilboerboon - Schotia brachypetala

Geplant 5 jaar terug en intussen gegroei teen 'n spoed. Altyd gedink dit is a redelike stadige groeier maar die een het my verkeerd bewys.
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Post by: Offshore on February 27, 2014, 10:52:30 am
Huilboerboon - Schotia brachypetala

Geplant 5 jaar terug en intussen gegroei teen 'n spoed. Altyd gedink dit is a redelike stadige groeier maar die een het my verkeerd bewys.
Waar is hy?
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Post by: dw1 on February 27, 2014, 10:59:23 am
Huilboerboon - Schotia brachypetala

Geplant 5 jaar terug en intussen gegroei teen 'n spoed. Altyd gedink dit is a redelike stadige groeier maar die een het my verkeerd bewys.

That was clever..   ;D
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on February 27, 2014, 05:14:37 pm
Die "klipbome" fasineer my net so.  Hierdie een het on in die Kuisebpas in Namibia gekry. Ek het nie 'n idee wat dit is nie.

Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on February 27, 2014, 05:25:04 pm
'n Draaierige palmboom by Epupa

Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on February 27, 2014, 05:29:01 pm
en 'n mooi Kremetartbome oppad na Epupavalle



Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on February 27, 2014, 06:12:58 pm
Most magnificent tree - took this pic 19 years ago in Zimbabwe at Hwange Reserve

Not sure what it is ??
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on February 27, 2014, 06:29:25 pm
Most magnificent tree - took this pic 19 years ago in Zimbabwe at Hwange Reserve

Not sure what it is ??
That is also a Boabeb.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on February 27, 2014, 06:33:36 pm
Die "klipbome" fasineer my net so.  Hierdie een het on in die Kuisebpas in Namibia gekry. Ek het nie 'n idee wat dit is nie.


Nice Contribution Mev VA. As 'n Mens net die Blaar van nader kan sien sal dit baie help om hom te identifiseer.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on February 27, 2014, 06:36:36 pm
Most magnificent tree - took this pic 19 years ago in Zimbabwe at Hwange Reserve

Not sure what it is ??
That is also a Boabeb.

Thought so but the full "head" of leaves made me doubt. Dont often see Baobabs with so much leaves
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on February 27, 2014, 06:43:28 pm
It is indeed a Specimen. Look how the Elephants have damaged the Bark at the bottom.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on February 27, 2014, 07:55:14 pm
Van die bome is dieselfde as in my vorige post, maar in 2011 toe Namibia geweldige baie reen gehad het.  Hulle raak maar goed groen met genoeg water. 

Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on February 27, 2014, 07:56:22 pm
Nog enetjie.

Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on February 27, 2014, 07:57:46 pm
Die "klipbome" fasineer my net so.  Hierdie een het on in die Kuisebpas in Namibia gekry. Ek het nie 'n idee wat dit is nie.


Nice Contribution Mev VA. As 'n Mens net die Blaar van nader kan sien sal dit baie help om hom te identifiseer.

Dankie, Offshore, ek wens ek het van julle mense se kennis oor die natuur gehad. 
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on February 27, 2014, 08:10:59 pm
Die "klipbome" fasineer my net so.  Hierdie een het on in die Kuisebpas in Namibia gekry. Ek het nie 'n idee wat dit is nie.


Nice Contribution Mev VA. As 'n Mens net die Blaar van nader kan sien sal dit baie help om hom te identifiseer.

Dankie, Offshore, ek wens ek het van julle mense se kennis oor die natuur gehad. 
Ha, it is never ending. Ons Flora is so divers, dit verander letterlik in elke Provinsie. Daar is so baie om te leer daar is bittermin regte Kenners. Ek het 'n Vriend wat elke Boom in SA ken en hy ken hul Afrikaanse, Engelse en Latynse Name.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on February 27, 2014, 09:23:54 pm
Die "klipbome" fasineer my net so.  Hierdie een het on in die Kuisebpas in Namibia gekry. Ek het nie 'n idee wat dit is nie.


Nice Contribution Mev VA. As 'n Mens net die Blaar van nader kan sien sal dit baie help om hom te identifiseer.

Dankie, Offshore, ek wens ek het van julle mense se kennis oor die natuur gehad. 
Ha, it is never ending. Ons Flora is so divers, dit verander letterlik in elke Provinsie. Daar is so baie om te leer daar is bittermin regte Kenners. Ek het 'n Vriend wat elke Boom in SA ken en hy ken hul Afrikaanse, Engelse en Latynse Name.

Miskien kan jy my help om die een uit te ken. EK probeer uitvind watse boom dit is. EK het ongelukkig net fotos geneem van die vrug en blare en nie die hele boom nie.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on March 07, 2014, 04:04:57 pm
Waar groei hy dw1?
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on March 07, 2014, 04:09:32 pm
White Seringa
Caterillar Pod. This is surely the uglist Tree in Sa. This is what it looks like in its full Glory.
Blousuurpruim
Suurpruim
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on March 07, 2014, 04:11:41 pm
A huge Cabbage Tree or Kiepersol.
Location Bewaarkloof.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on March 07, 2014, 04:16:20 pm
Huilboom or weeping Wattle.
Location Bewaarkloof.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on March 07, 2014, 04:16:59 pm
Waar groei hy dw1?

Het hom daar by Van Rhynsdorp afgeneem. Ek is nie seker hy groei natuurlik daar nie. Dit was by 'n garage in die dorp en kon dalk aangeplant wees.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on March 07, 2014, 04:19:43 pm
Waar groei hy dw1?

Het hom daar by Van Rhynsdorp afgeneem. Ek is nie seker hy groei natuurlik daar nie. Dit was by 'n garage in die dorp en kon dalk aangeplant wees.
As jy weer daar is maak biki een van daai vrute oop en rapporteer terug wat jy sien. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on March 07, 2014, 05:42:32 pm
Waar groei hy dw1?

Het hom daar by Van Rhynsdorp afgeneem. Ek is nie seker hy groei natuurlik daar nie. Dit was by 'n garage in die dorp en kon dalk aangeplant wees.
As jy weer daar is maak biki een van daai vrute oop en rapporteer terug wat jy sien. :thumleft:

ek het en binnein is swart saadjies. Ek het van dit huistoe gevat. Ek is ongelukkig nou in Irak anders kon ek fotos neem ne jou wys. Sal beslis beter data kry as ek weer daar verby gaan.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on May 09, 2014, 09:29:09 pm
'n Pragtige Botterboom. Maklik 2 meter hoog
Naby die een was een wat 2 maal so groot is maar dit is weggesteek in die bosse en nie maklik om foto te kry nie.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on May 12, 2014, 06:50:59 pm
Lekker dw1. Leer ek nog ene by. Dankie.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on May 12, 2014, 06:57:52 pm
1. Rooibos, Red Bushwillow. Een van die beste Braaihout in SA.
2. Rooibos se kenmerkende Saad
3. Seekat Kiepersol, Octopoes Cabbage Tree.
4. The Leaf of the latter.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on June 08, 2014, 02:47:26 pm
Beautiful Time of the Year. The red one is a Mountain Seringa.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Martyn on June 27, 2014, 11:08:47 am
We have a tree at work that I am told is an African Flame Tree, yet if I google this, the pictures I get are not the same tree?

It has a beautiful flat flower that is "flame" coloured and appears to be made up of leaves not the normal "tissue" one associates with a flower. It flowers before the foliage comes. (deciduous)

I have no pictures of it in bloom but here are a couple of it with leaves.

I would also like to now if one can take a cutting or grow one from seed (never seen any seed)?

Flowers are out, what do you think it is?
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: frankmac on June 27, 2014, 02:19:13 pm
Definitely Poinsettia, Martyn
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Martyn on June 29, 2014, 06:14:39 am
Definitely Poinsettia, Martyn

Thanks Frankmac, how would one take cuttings, my fingers are definitely not green.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: frankmac on June 29, 2014, 06:42:14 am
Not to sure what newer methods are in use, Martyn, but we used to cut a thinner branch off at an angle, trim to about 30cm, ensure it has a few buds on it and then simply plant it in a bag/pot with some good soil. I know they're not difficult to propagate
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Martyn on June 29, 2014, 11:43:22 am
Not to sure what newer methods are in use, Martyn, but we used to cut a thinner branch off at an angle, trim to about 30cm, ensure it has a few buds on it and then simply plant it in a bag/pot with some good soil. I know they're not difficult to propagate

Will give it a try thanks :thumleft:
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on October 11, 2014, 09:53:54 pm
Acacia (Vachellia) Tortillis - Umbrella Thorn. Two weeks ago at Salvadora

Nothing says AFRICA like these trees!
Title: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Noneking on October 11, 2014, 10:20:44 pm
Awesome thread, can't believe I only stumbled across it now! We are very blessed to be living in Nelspruit on a 4500sqm stand which is covered mostly by indigenous trees and plants. Will post some pics and hope to be a regular contributor.

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Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 12, 2014, 09:25:51 am
Great, I remember, Years ago Miss World or Miss Universe Contenders from all over the World descended on South Africa where the Winner would be crowned. When Miss Australia was asked what she liked the most about our Country, she replied: "The serenity of the Lowveld."
Mpuma and KZN have the most amazing abundance of Flora.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on October 12, 2014, 09:26:56 pm
Noneking you need to tell us what some of these trees are. The idea is to identify them - that way we all learn something.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Noneking on October 12, 2014, 09:49:26 pm
Noneking you need to tell us what some of these trees are. The idea is to identify them - that way we all learn something.

My apologies......

Big fig in two of the pics is an African Rock Fig
Other photos not of specific tree, but just of our garden as per my post.
Will stick to pics of single trees with identification........
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on October 12, 2014, 10:05:44 pm
No Problem. Beautiful garden you have. If you can identify individual trees its nice and if you cannot putting a close up pic might enable one of us to identify.

That rock fig must be pretty old to have grown like that.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Ilan-san on October 13, 2014, 09:57:53 am
Does anyone know what this tree is? It blooms a beautiful luminous green this time of year in Jhb.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Pote on October 13, 2014, 10:06:49 am
Ek wil graag vir my 'n Afrocarpus falcatus (Outeniqua Geelhout) by my huis plant, op die oomblik is daar net gras en geen tuin nie, wil een koop wat al reeds paar meter lank is
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Mooch on October 13, 2014, 10:10:14 am
Great stuff. Sub.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Butch on October 13, 2014, 01:42:35 pm
Ek wil graag vir my 'n Afrocarpus falcatus (Outeniqua Geelhout) by my huis plant, op die oomblik is daar net gras en geen tuin nie, wil een koop wat al reeds paar meter lank is

Probeer hierdie mense:

http://www.trees-sa.co.za/index.php (http://www.trees-sa.co.za/index.php)

Hulle site s dis 'n Podocarpus falcatus.

Ek het 'n jaar of wat terug 'n 2.5m koorsboom van hulle af gekoop. Uitstekende diens. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Pote on October 13, 2014, 01:50:07 pm
Ek wil graag vir my 'n Afrocarpus falcatus (Outeniqua Geelhout) by my huis plant, op die oomblik is daar net gras en geen tuin nie, wil een koop wat al reeds paar meter lank is

Probeer hierdie mense:

http://www.trees-sa.co.za/index.php (http://www.trees-sa.co.za/index.php)

Hulle site s dis 'n Podocarpus falcatus.

Ek het 'n jaar of wat terug 'n 2.5m koorsboom van hulle af gekoop. Uitstekende diens. :thumleft:

Dankie, hulle is juis net om die draai van my af, TreeCo ook 'n opsie maar is in Wellington
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: DeepBass9 on October 14, 2014, 05:47:23 pm
Does anyone know what this tree is? It blooms a beautiful luminous green this time of year in Jhb.

Doesn't look indigenous. Our wildlife would prune that tree to a stump at this time of the year.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Noneking on October 14, 2014, 07:06:19 pm
Forget the name now......Something like China/Asia gold???

Commonly used as hedges.....
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Pote on October 15, 2014, 09:24:23 am
Forget the name now......Something like China/Asia gold???

Commonly used as hedges.....
sheenas gold
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Noneking on October 15, 2014, 08:18:53 pm
Hehe, not too far off...... ;-)
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Beltzer on October 15, 2014, 08:44:55 pm
a quick question...

My brother sold his house and there's a red ivory tree there that he planted a couple of years ago from a seed. Its about 3 meters high now.
I would love to transplant this tree to my garden. Does anyone know if they are sensitive to that? I know some trees like a wild seringa you cannot transplant no matter how much soil you dig out. Ill rather leave the tree of it has a slim change of survival.



 
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: frankmac on October 16, 2014, 04:52:03 am
My first reaction would be that trees would be regarded as part of the sale and unless prior agreement was reached, removal would be in breach thereof.

Saying that, you should be able to transplant the tree. Make sure you preserve enough of the roots, trim back branches and have your new hole prepared in advance
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Post by: Franky3 on October 16, 2014, 05:44:51 am
Very happy to have stumbled apon this tread. I am a tree lover by nature and as I do not have the space to plant trees where ever I want I fell in love with the smaller versions, bonsai. We have a big geelhout in the front yard that I am proud of. Other that that my trees are relatively small compared to the beautiful trees I see some of you have. And to think, my next door neighbour is a tree cutting freak. One day we caught him even trying to cut down one of our trees because he had nothing left in his yard.

Any way. I will be watching this tread and the amazing foto's you guys post.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Noneking on October 16, 2014, 06:36:23 am
Post some pics of the Bonsai trees?
Title: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Noneking on October 16, 2014, 06:38:19 am
a quick question...

My brother sold his house and there's a red ivory tree there that he planted a couple of years ago from a seed. Its about 3 meters high now.
I would love to transplant this tree to my garden. Does anyone know if they are sensitive to that? I know some trees like a wild seringa you cannot transplant no matter how much soil you dig out. Ill rather leave the tree of it has a slim change of survival.

Red Ivory trees grow extremely fast, why not plant a young tree?  any specific reason for wanting your brother's?

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Planted this one a year ago from 10l bag... Already well over 2 meters
Title: Re: Re: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Franky3 on October 16, 2014, 06:43:51 am
Post some pics of the Bonsai trees?
My trees have only been in training almost 2 years now so not really up for viewing. But I wil post some foto's of my work in progress when I get back home. Not all of them are indigenous though.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: DeepBass9 on October 16, 2014, 06:59:51 am
I am continuing with my silvopasture efforts. Basically combining trees and grasses in livestock grazing. I have lots of places on the farm that are either too rocky to plough, or have too many stumps from removing wattle and blue gum. I am planting acacia karroo in these areas at a spacing of about 10 x 10m. Acacias grow quickly and have a long tap root that goes down to the water table, they shade the grasses growing undrneath and fix nitrogen into the soil. The leaves and pods are eaten by my goats and are very nutritious. I collected thousands of seeds last autumn and when the rains start i will be planting them in the field with a hand planter, as well as sprouting some in a greenhouse and planting out the sprouts.

Acacia can cause bush encroachment where cattle are grazed, because they eat only the grasses and leave the trees, but goats start on the trees and get to the grasses later, so the trick is to rotationally graze so the goats don't damage the trees too badly so they can't recover.

I've been doing this for 2 years, and in the first camp where I started the trees are about 1.5m tall now. This summer they should grow at least another metre or so.  
 
Acacias are the pioneer species, so once they are established, the birds, bugs and animals will bring the seeds of the other species so eventually you will end up with a more natural tree mix.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvopasture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvopasture)
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 16, 2014, 07:57:22 am
Great DB, why don't you give us a glimpse of your Veld where you have established the Acacia?
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: DeepBass9 on October 16, 2014, 07:58:33 am
Great DB, why don't you give us a glimpse of your Veld where you have established the Acacia?

It looks a bit bleak now, wait until the rains start!

First pic is 2 year old trees I planted. You can see all the stumps that make it impossible to plough to plant any conventional sort of pasture.

The second pic is what I want to get to, i.e largish trees shading the ground, nicely pruned by the goats to keep it open underneath so the grass can grow. You can see the grass under the trees is green and everywhere else quite dormant.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 16, 2014, 08:34:26 am
Ok, so we know that when Veld is overgrazed the Sicklebush (Sekelbos) takes over. Once the Grass eaters are taken off the Grass starts growing again and in Time (about 3 Years) the Sicklebush gets "killed" by the Grass. I would like to know what it is exactly that kills the Sicklebush. Does Anybody know?
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Malibu on October 16, 2014, 08:49:56 am
The big gum behind the house is HUGE, but all the others are growing at a rate... lots of indigenous trees will one day dominate the garden... can't wait!
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 16, 2014, 08:52:07 am
Which are your favourite Trees Young Lady?
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Bensien on October 16, 2014, 09:07:03 am
Ok, so we know that when Veld is overgrazed the Sicklebush (Sekelbos) takes over. Once the Grass eaters are taken off the Grass starts growing again and in Time (about 3 Years) the Sicklebush gets "killed" by the Grass. I would like to know what it is exactly that kills the Sicklebush. Does Anybody know?

Some plants produce compounds that inhibit the growth of competing species in their close vicinity. That is why other plants won't grow under and around certain species of trees. It is quite possible that some grass species produce a substance that kills sickle bush. It could also be that the grass is more effective at extracting moisture and nutrients from the soil. That will explain why grass kills of the sickle bush scrub and not the established trees.

Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 16, 2014, 09:40:42 am
Ok, so we know that when Veld is overgrazed the Sicklebush (Sekelbos) takes over. Once the Grass eaters are taken off the Grass starts growing again and in Time (about 3 Years) the Sicklebush gets "killed" by the Grass. I would like to know what it is exactly that kills the Sicklebush. Does Anybody know?

Some plants produce compounds that inhibit the growth of competing species in their close vicinity. That is why other plants won't grow under and around certain species of trees. It is quite possible that some grass species produce a substance that kills sickle bush. It could also be that the grass is more effective at extracting moisture and nutrients from the soil. That will explain why grass kills of the sickle bush scrub and not the established trees.

Thanks Bensien, that is the most likely scenario. The Sicklebush has a very deep root system so I doubt whether Water has anything to do with it.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Malibu on October 16, 2014, 12:24:51 pm
Which are your favourite Trees Young Lady?


Ooooh.  Ok...

I LOVE granite... I come from the copper belt, so huge rock koppies really pull my heart strings... and seeing them with Mountain Accacias and Masasa trees that produce the most exquisite autumn colours can only pull a tear to my eye.

The Massive Baobab has to top the list for stately grandeur and certainly awakens images of Elephant silently moving under them, leopards hunting and the cry the Jackal.

I have always loved Marula trees, something about them... the Tamboti, yes

The Umbrella Thorn on a vast plain...

Love the Weeping Boer Bean, when in flower they are covered in birds, you can sit for hours just enjoying the feast.

The Fever tree... exquisite... The Leopard Tree... mmmm

The Leadwood tree... all I think of is Fish Eagles.

The Coral Tree...

Most of these have big memory associations to when I was a kid... either out in the bush, at Boarding school, or along roads my Dad built...

Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Malibu on October 16, 2014, 01:47:56 pm
One of my most memorable plants is the Mimosa Pudica (derived from Latin for shy), commonly known as the Touch-Me-Not.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 16, 2014, 01:58:48 pm
Lovely variety of Trees, you will enjoy planting them and watching their progress.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Garfield on October 16, 2014, 02:02:46 pm
Ek wil graag vir my 'n Afrocarpus falcatus (Outeniqua Geelhout) by my huis plant, op die oomblik is daar net gras en geen tuin nie, wil een koop wat al reeds paar meter lank is

Selfs al begin jy met een 'n meter hoog moet jy maar geduldig wees.

Het nou al in Durbanville twee geplant (23 jaar gelede) en hulle is nou stunning.
By Hartbeespoort een (17 jaar gelede) en hy is ook pragtig.
Moreletta Park twee (11 jaar gelede) en hulle begin nou eers regtig mooi groei.

Almal was 1m of meer toe ek geplant het.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Pote on October 16, 2014, 02:21:15 pm
Ek wil graag vir my 'n Afrocarpus falcatus (Outeniqua Geelhout) by my huis plant, op die oomblik is daar net gras en geen tuin nie, wil een koop wat al reeds paar meter lank is

Selfs al begin jy met een 'n meter hoog moet jy maar geduldig wees.

Het nou al in Durbanville twee geplant (23 jaar gelede) en hulle is nou stunning.
By Hartbeespoort een (17 jaar gelede) en hy is ook pragtig.
Moreletta Park twee (11 jaar gelede) en hulle begin nou eers regtig mooi groei.

Almal was 1m of meer toe ek geplant het.
dalk moes jy vir hentie ook geplant het want hy het nooit op gekom nie, staan nou nog 1m hoog
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Kloes on October 17, 2014, 09:42:01 am
Kippersol voor my huis in Centurion. Grootste een wat ek nog gesien het.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Butch on October 17, 2014, 03:39:08 pm
Holy smokes! Ek het nie geweet 'n kiepersol raak so groot nie. Myne is nou so 1.5m hoog, vanaf 1.3m oor die laast 4 jaar. Groei hulle maar so stadig?
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: dw1 on October 17, 2014, 07:44:41 pm
Kiepersol by ons stoep. Was bietjie verwaarloos toe ons die plek gekoop het want hulle het vuur gemaak reg onder die boom en die hitte het die blare laat verlep. Van toe af het ons nooit weer vuur gemaak onder die boom nie en dit het pragtig gegroei tot 'n groot boom. 8 Jaar.

In Seweweekspoort is daar kiepersol bome wat massief is maar dit is maar 'n stadige groeier.
Title: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Noneking on October 19, 2014, 05:56:07 pm
Maroela in ons voortuin

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Koorsboom teen pad

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Stamme van Rotsvy

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Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 19, 2014, 06:52:06 pm
Rotsvy
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 19, 2014, 07:05:05 pm
Rotsvy
Moerse Witstinkhout
Harpuis ( Resin Tree)
Rooiblaar Vy
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 19, 2014, 07:07:29 pm
Lank gesukkel om die ene te identifiseer. Bostaaibos.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 19, 2014, 07:13:47 pm
Sorry for the quality, will post again.
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: frankmac on October 19, 2014, 07:21:16 pm
Maroela in ons voortuin
Makes me a little homesick thinking about the Umganu/Marula tree and the scent of the ripe fruit. Brings back wonderful memories. I grew up in the lowveld of Swaziland, bit of school in the Lowveld and then later worked in Komatipoort area. A very good friend and his wife have a guest house in Beetleloop Str
The Fever tree always reminds me of a section of the road between Hectorspruit and Komati
 
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 19, 2014, 07:22:42 pm
Witstinkhout
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 19, 2014, 07:25:04 pm
Resin Tree
Title: Re: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Offshore on October 19, 2014, 07:26:24 pm
Red Leaved Fig
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Post by: Offshore on October 19, 2014, 07:30:45 pm
I battled for Months to identify this Bostaaibos until my Farm Labourer showed me a small one whose leaves I could pick and then ID it. I was very impressed with his knowledge of Trees.
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Post by: Offshore on October 19, 2014, 07:33:24 pm
Van Wykshout in Flower
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Post by: frankmac on October 19, 2014, 07:45:47 pm
A bunch of trees I'm not familiar with, Offshore. In addition do you have any close-ups of fruit/flowers and leaves
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Post by: Offshore on October 19, 2014, 07:58:27 pm
A bunch of trees I'm not familiar with, Offshore. In addition do you have any close-ups of fruit/flowers and leaves
Yes I have my Friend but as you have probably noticed, I have indulged in some Diesel and Coke and it shows. I shall try again Tomorrow. ;D
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Post by: frankmac on October 19, 2014, 08:08:48 pm
Yes, my bedtime too :biggrin: Been sampling Walia (Ethiopian Ibex) brew by Heineken

Cheers
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Post by: Offshore on October 20, 2014, 09:07:07 am
Morning Frank
The Bark of the Red Currant (Bostaaibos).
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Post by: Offshore on October 20, 2014, 09:10:22 am
And the Leaf ( Trifoliate)
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Post by: Offshore on October 20, 2014, 09:16:08 am
van Wykshout Leafes and Flower.
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Post by: Offshore on October 20, 2014, 09:48:49 am
Cabbage Tree. Out of desperation the Baboons eat the Bark this time of the Year.
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Post by: frankmac on October 20, 2014, 12:04:56 pm
Much appreciated, Offshore :thumleft:
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Post by: Bensien on October 22, 2014, 08:05:49 am
Ok, so we know that when Veld is overgrazed the Sicklebush (Sekelbos) takes over. Once the Grass eaters are taken off the Grass starts growing again and in Time (about 3 Years) the Sicklebush gets "killed" by the Grass. I would like to know what it is exactly that kills the Sicklebush. Does Anybody know?

Some plants produce compounds that inhibit the growth of competing species in their close vicinity. That is why other plants won't grow under and around certain species of trees. It is quite possible that some grass species produce a substance that kills sickle bush. It could also be that the grass is more effective at extracting moisture and nutrients from the soil. That will explain why grass kills of the sickle bush scrub and not the established trees.

Thanks Bensien, that is the most likely scenario. The Sicklebush has a very deep root system so I doubt whether Water has anything to do with it.

I did some more reading on this phenomenon. If overgrazing results in bush encroachment and the grazers are removed, the veld will eventually return to its original condition, but only if the damage has not reached a critical point.
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Post by: Dusty Rusty on October 22, 2014, 02:27:03 pm
In Groot Brakrivier is Suid Afrika se grootste pepperboom waarvan ons weet. 
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Post by: Franky3 on October 22, 2014, 02:55:31 pm
Ek sal Wat gee om dit te kan aanskou.
Title: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Ysterman on November 03, 2014, 10:26:19 am
Morning, Im not very tree smart - need help to ID this tree please - lots in the estate. Some gorgeous - others less so ... Is it all about "pruning" it? Or getting a good quality young tree?

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/03/ce67832ef93c2880dbcaf42ad1113981.jpg)
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Post by: Offshore on November 03, 2014, 10:39:58 am
Is the Bark flaky? If it is then it appears to be a Paperbark Thorn, part ot the Acacia Family.
Papierbasdoring.
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Post by: Noneking on November 03, 2014, 12:58:34 pm
Jip that's a paperbark thorn
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Post by: Ysterman on November 03, 2014, 02:12:55 pm
Thanks, I've googled a bit - looks like it is a paperbark (most photos not very clear to me ... but then again so is mine 😀). Will collect some leaves & "peule" tonight just to be certain
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Post by: Offshore on November 07, 2014, 04:04:52 pm
Thanks, I've googled a bit - looks like it is a paperbark (most photos not very clear to me ... but then again so is mine 😀). Will collect some leaves & "peule" tonight just to be certain
And, Yster, what did you see last Night, flaky or not flaky?
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Post by: Ysterman on November 07, 2014, 07:27:40 pm
Apologies - here's what I saw

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/07/719d10314207a3b0f6a82820d824cf77.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/07/50408c6acf90c099f46ec1bc9c21be83.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/07/49029b430ffcb99030e68f40feb51d62.jpg)
Title: Trees of Southern Africa
Post by: Ysterman on November 07, 2014, 07:29:46 pm
And while I was busy two joggers told me paperbark as well 😀

Now to find some ... already biggish at decent price
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Post by: Offshore on November 07, 2014, 07:43:43 pm
That Bark is unmistakable.
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Post by: arno on November 12, 2014, 08:24:22 pm
Briza publications have just published The pocket list of Southern African Indigenous trees . It was done by the Dendrological Society of S A .
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Post by: dw1 on January 24, 2015, 08:52:54 pm
Phantom Tree - Sprokiesboom
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Post by: Franky3 on January 24, 2015, 09:00:14 pm
That tree looks as amazing as its name.
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Post by: dw1 on January 24, 2015, 09:09:01 pm
Beautiful tree isn't it.

Lots of them in Namibia .. even a Phantom tree Forest (Sprokiesboom Woud) where a whole lot of them grow together.
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Post by: Franky3 on January 25, 2015, 09:51:05 am
Thats is one of the reasons why i want to go to namibia. There is some amazing trees.
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Post by: dw1 on January 28, 2015, 06:55:03 pm
Kameel doring - Camel thorn  - Acacia erioloba ... Beautiful specimen
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Post by: Offshore on January 28, 2015, 08:03:34 pm
Phantom Tree - Sprokiesboom
I have seen this Tree in Nam did not know what its Name was. Thanks DW1
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Post by: Offshore on January 28, 2015, 08:06:06 pm
Kameel doring - Camel thorn  - Acacia erioloba ... Beautiful specimen
Makes great Braaiwood, although it is protected in SA.
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Post by: Offshore on June 02, 2015, 02:05:29 pm
Mountain Siringa in Autumn..
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Post by: Beltzer on June 06, 2015, 09:24:53 pm
Mountain Siring in Autumn..

beautiful!  Pity one cannot plant these trees, weve tried from seeds, just doent work
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Post by: dw1 on June 25, 2015, 09:01:03 pm
Naboom,
Euphorbia Ingens.
widely found in Limpopo.
Milky sap is quite dangerous. Can cause blindness if contact with eyes.

Took this pic close to Thabazimbi
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Post by: Offshore on June 26, 2015, 08:47:49 am
Prosopis or Suidwes Doring.
They are not indigenous and have taken over huge parts of the Nossob River.

Kokerboom near Ai Ais
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Post by: dw1 on June 26, 2015, 06:26:00 pm
Koker bome     (Quiver trees)     Aloe Dichotoma   -

Pic 1 - 2 weeks old
Pic 2  - 6 weeks old

My wife planted 100 seeds and 89 is growing:
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Post by: Offshore on June 28, 2015, 08:19:39 pm
I want one! Can I buy one from you?
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Post by: dw1 on June 29, 2015, 09:49:46 pm
You can have it for mahala - you will have to come round and collect it though
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Post by: Offshore on June 30, 2015, 08:17:47 am
You can have it for mahala - you will have to come round and collect it though
:thumleft: Ek is mos om die draai van jou. Ek sal jou kontak, dankie.
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Post by: dw1 on June 30, 2015, 08:11:14 pm
Sal nice wees om te ontmoet. Ek is op die oomblik in Iraq maar kom 10 Julie weer SA toe. Eers 'n paar dae in Pta/Tzaneen en dan in die klein karoo.
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Post by: dw1 on June 30, 2015, 08:21:45 pm
Boom aalwyn - Tree Aloe
Aloe barberae in flower
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Post by: Offshore on June 30, 2015, 08:35:58 pm
Lekker Man. Wat maak jy in Tzaneen daai tyd?
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Post by: dw1 on June 30, 2015, 08:59:52 pm
Lekker Man. Wat maak jy in Tzaneen daai tyd?

Gaan 'n bike optel wat ek daar gekoop het.
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Post by: dw1 on July 03, 2015, 11:46:18 am
Anaboom, Anatree. Faidherbia Albida - Easily identified by the very curly pods bright orange to almost red in colour
Took this one in a dry river bed in Namibia
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Post by: Beltzer on July 04, 2015, 10:54:59 pm
The annatree we get here in Pta looks quite different, they tend to be taller with a much smaller cover diameter to height ratio than the tree in that photo. Thats probably because that one lives in a harsher environment. Great photo of a beautiful specimen!
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Post by: LeonDude on July 25, 2015, 09:27:38 am
Ok, so we know that when Veld is overgrazed the Sicklebush (Sekelbos) takes over. Once the Grass eaters are taken off the Grass starts growing again and in Time (about 3 Years) the Sicklebush gets "killed" by the Grass. I would like to know what it is exactly that kills the Sicklebush. Does Anybody know?

Some plants produce compounds that inhibit the growth of competing species in their close vicinity. That is why other plants won't grow under and around certain species of trees. It is quite possible that some grass species produce a substance that kills sickle bush. It could also be that the grass is more effective at extracting moisture and nutrients from the soil. That will explain why grass kills of the sickle bush scrub and not the established trees.


There is another theory as well, which tells why the highveld is all grassland. Grasses evolved much later than trees, so at one stage the whole of the highveld was full of trees. The grasses, however, have their important bits below ground, while only the leafy bits are above ground. These leafy bits dry out in the dry season and burns really easily in fires started by lightning. The important part of grass, being underground, is not affected by the fires. The trees are affected by these fires, which burn with particular fierceness. And so the grasslands take over from the trees.
(Credit - A history of earth and life from a southern African perspective)
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Post by: Sagittaire on July 25, 2016, 11:59:47 am
Interesting trees i have planted in the past 5 years on an Eco Estate in KZN where i stay include:


These are the more interesting but have also planted all the common stuff like Acacia, Soapberry, Natal Mahogany, Cape Ash etc.
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Post by: Offshore on July 25, 2016, 12:15:17 pm
KZN has such a big variety of Trees, I think it might just be the Province with the diversity.
The White Stinkwood is such a rewarding Tree, with very fast growth and it attracts Birdlife. I once cut a big Branch off a Maroela and planted it. No problem, the Tree is growing.
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Post by: dw1 on September 06, 2017, 09:51:18 pm
I want one! Can I buy one from you?

We have a "Vetplant Fees" during the long weekend 23 - 25 Sept in Calitzdorp.
You can come and buy Quiver trees and all sorts of succulents as much as you like.
Also have some veld walks and expert talks on succulent plants etc.

Those little quiver trees are now a bit bigger - I'll post pics of them tomorrow.
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Post by: Offshore on September 06, 2017, 10:00:13 pm
I shall be there, Wonderful News.
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Post by: dw1 on September 21, 2017, 10:47:32 pm
Some of the plants that will be for sale at the festival:
This is only a small sample. There will be lots of different and quite rare plants, Veld walks with a knowledgeable field guide, expert talks on succulent gardening and water wise plants etc.
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Post by: Offshore on September 22, 2017, 03:12:42 pm
Thanks for the reminder, can you please Post more detail, location, Times etc?
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Post by: dw1 on September 22, 2017, 03:24:21 pm
Hi Offshore

It is at the old Station in Calitzdorp. The road going to Rooiberg pass just before you exit the town the station is on the left.

Times are 10 am - 5 PM Sat Sun and Monday.

I will be there all the time selling plants. Come say Hi when you pitch up. I'll be next to the Calitzdopr Succulent Society stall.

Hope you can make it. Lots of plants for sale and also some botanical art. and the best sosaties you have tasted.
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Post by: Offshore on September 22, 2017, 03:44:42 pm
Fantastic, I'll see you on Sunday.
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Post by: dw1 on September 19, 2018, 11:22:34 pm
Time for Calitzdorp Succulent Festival again.
Come get your Quiver tree ...
Lots of Succulent plants will be up for sale with veld walks, Workshops on plant propagation, vertical gardening etc.Expert talks on various Plant topics.