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« Reply #160 on: October 19, 2014, 07:13:47 pm »
Sorry for the quality, will post again.
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« Reply #161 on: October 19, 2014, 07:21:16 pm »
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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
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« Reply #162 on: October 19, 2014, 07:22:42 pm »
Witstinkhout
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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #163 on: October 19, 2014, 07:25:04 pm »
Resin Tree
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« Reply #164 on: October 19, 2014, 07:26:24 pm »
Red Leaved Fig
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« Reply #165 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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« Reply #166 on: October 19, 2014, 07:33:24 pm »
Van Wykshout in Flower
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« Reply #167 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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« Reply #168 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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« Reply #169 on: October 19, 2014, 08:08:48 pm »
Yes, my bedtime too :biggrin: Been sampling Walia (Ethiopian Ibex) brew by Heineken

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Re: Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #170 on: October 20, 2014, 09:07:07 am »
Morning Frank
The Bark of the Red Currant (Bostaaibos).
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« Reply #171 on: October 20, 2014, 09:10:22 am »
And the Leaf ( Trifoliate)
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« Reply #172 on: October 20, 2014, 09:16:08 am »
van Wykshout Leafes and Flower.
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« Reply #173 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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« Reply #174 on: October 20, 2014, 12:04:56 pm »
Much appreciated, Offshore :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #175 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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« Reply #176 on: October 22, 2014, 02:27:03 pm »
In Groot Brakrivier is Suid Afrika se grootste pepperboom waarvan ons weet. 
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« Reply #177 on: October 22, 2014, 02:55:31 pm »
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Trees of Southern Africa
« Reply #178 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?

 

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« Reply #179 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.
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