What is the largest size tree you can transplant?

Why wait a decade or two for a tree to grow to its full potential when you could just transplant one that would immediately improve your backyard? While many people think that large trees beyond 20 feet in height and a few inches in diameter are impossible to transplant, the truth is that it takes … Read more

Steps to keep trees healthy in the heat

In almost every blog we’ve posted on this website, we’ve talked about the importance trees have for every living and breathing creature on this earth. We’ve also looked at a few essentials regarding tree health, transplanting and other useful things you’ll need to keep your trees healthy. This time around, we’re going to take it … Read more

What would happen if all world trees died?

Long story short? No trees equals no humans – it’s not that complicated is it? Let’s look at it this way: imagine your lungs all of a sudden dying out on you, how long do you think you’d be able to survive without them? The trees that have graced this planet for millions of years … Read more

3 Disadvantages of planting exotic trees

Exotic trees, though they bring with them a brilliant and unique look, are not a very good addition to a native area. These trees are known for causing numerous problems due to their intolerance to South African soil, climate and rainfall. Read about the disadvantages of planting exotic trees below:

 

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3 Of the best native trees to plant in Cape Town

Cape Town is a coastal town found in the Western Cape of South Africa. The city is thriving with natural beauty from its mountain range, to its ocean, to its native flora and fauna. The flora, specifically the trees, in Cape Town have become accustomed to the often-harsh conditions of the Cape, including the strong winds, clay and loam soils, unpredictable rainfall and more. There are many native trees that you could plant in Cape Town, but here are a few of the best:

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5 Tips on how to prune your tree

Pruning is the process of removing specific parts of your tree. While this may seem like a simple task, it’s not. The process involves a lot of skill and patience. However, don’t fret, it is something that can be learnt. If you are in the learning process, we have a few tips and tricks for you to follow. Here are 5 tips on how to prune your tree:

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Are you able to move endangered trees?

The list of endangered trees is growing rapidly, with over 70 tree species already extinct. For those that are still in existence, extra precaution needs to be taken in every way to ensure the survival and reproduction of these trees. One question that many people ask is whether these trees can be moved. Read about the relocation of endangered trees:

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The importance of Mulching your trees

It is important to understand that proper tree care starts when you select a tree. And what you do to your tree in its first few years of life bears a long-lasting effect on its shape, strength, and even its lifespan. Other than watering, there’s arguably nothing better you could do to help your new … Read more

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