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Trees of Southern Africa
« on: October 14, 2013, 06:52:59 pm »
Any Indigenous Tree Lovers on WD?
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 07:21:04 pm »
Yes  :thumleft:
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #2 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:
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #3 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:

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #4 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:

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #5 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
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #6 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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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #7 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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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #8 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.


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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #9 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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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #10 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...?
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #11 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 !
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #12 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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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #13 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. :(
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2013, 10:29:07 am »
I tried to grow camelthorn trees from seed, but without success. Apparently the seeds won’t germinate unless they have passed through the gut of a ruminant
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2013, 11:04:56 am »
I tried to grow camelthorn trees from seed, but without success. Apparently the seeds won’t germinate unless they have passed through the gut of a ruminant
Maybe put some seeds into your Gardeners Pap ;)
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2013, 11:07:41 am »
Beautiful Camelthorn in the Kgalagadi Park.
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #17 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.
 

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #18 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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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #19 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.
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