South African Spring is in the Trees

Seeing the wood for the trees

Early

Trees

The Removal

Today we removed two four meter high trees from our garden to their new destination. Plenty of precision work; especially avoiding damage of the taproots … All plants in the garden are sold. But we still have a collection of around 200 succulent plants in pots which are for sale plus our own collection which we …

‘Die Uitvreter’

‘Uitvreter’ is the Afrikaans for somebody who parasites on others. In this case a parasite plant that grows in trees.

Canopy Walk

With plenty of blahblah .. blah KirstenBosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town is promoting the new Canopy Walk. Their budget is unlimited and whatever financial loss they make the South African government is paying the bills. The trees at Kirstenbosch (still a beautiful garden in its own right!) are relatively young and, partly, plantation trees. …

B. in Forest

Do NOT hug a Tree in the Southernmost Forest of the African Continent

Tree huggers are a rare breed of the human race. They hug trees, seemingly unaware of damaging (even killing) the life of the bark of the tree such as mosses, epiphytes and fungi that have a lively mutual beneficial exchange with the tree. Especially in the ‘Platbos‘ (meaning ‘Flat Forest’) near our village which is …

Trunk with history