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Vote for your favourite tree of the following

Baobab
10
32%
Common Cluster Fig
0
No votes
Fever Tree
7
23%
Jackalberry
1
3%
Knob Thorn
0
No votes
Leadwood
1
3%
Marula
2
6%
Mopane
1
3%
Natal Mahogany
1
3%
Sausage Tree
1
3%
Tamboti
1
3%
Umbrella Thorn
5
16%
Camel Thorn
1
3%
 
Total votes: 31

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Your favourite trees

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:43 am

On the latest trip to Kruger I fell in love with the Pod mahogany. They were in bloom and looked really beautiful.
Does anyone else have a tree that they find particularly attractive?
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Unread postby christo » Fri Oct 27, 2006 7:56 am

I've got a soft spot for a few.

Leadwood (combretum Imberbe) because they are the "everlastings"

Boabab (Adansonia digitata) I know it is actually a succulent, but it has this "pressence"

Fevertree(Acacia xanthophloea ) the color and history.

Sycamore fig (Ficus Sycomorus) for the cool atmosphere and the promise of water and something after the fruit.

suppose I should stop, as the list could go on and on and...
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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:23 am

Yes, my list is also long.
Although, I don't find it the most attractive of trees, I also love the Magic guarrie. It just has such a strong bush feel and it can be used for so many things.
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Unread postby madach » Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:29 am

Boabab (Adansonia digitata)
One of the most fascinating trees there is. It can be used for loads and loads of things varying from shelter for the rain to medicins. It's also the only tree I know that flowers at night.

Fevertree (Acacia xanthophloea)
I like this tree just because it's gut such a weird color.

Sicklebush (Dichrostachys cinerea)
This tree has beautiful 'Chinese lantern' like flowers in summer.

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Unread postby Shidzidzii » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:41 pm

Love many but forced 2 chose 1 it will have to b
Natal Mohogany - Trichelia emetica
or Nkuhlu

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Unread postby arks » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:31 pm

Good one, MM 8) I still don't know all that many trees, but I'd have a hard time choosing between

Baobab, as for me each one has a unique personality

and

Umbrella thorn, which for a foreigner who dreamed of visting Africa for years before I finally first did, seems just quintessentially "African"
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:46 pm

Definetly the Mopane Tree for me. :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:31 pm

I love the Leadwood (Combretum Imberbe) and Knobthorn (Acacia Nigresens)

I have a baby Knobthorn at home plus 7 White Stinkwoods (Celtis Africana) plus Schotia Affra (Karoo Boerboon) x 6 plus Wild Pear plus 2 x White Ironwood plus 3 x Dwarf Coral Tree plus 5 x Puzzlebush (Erethreda Rigida) plus Wit Bessie bush x 2 plus 8 x Aloe Ferox plus 4 x Aloe Alborescens plus plus plus so the birdies love to visit!!!
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Unread postby Snoobab » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:12 am

I love Accasia trees but my SO won't let me plant any in my garden :evil: says she is scared of the thorns and the kids running around. I've managed to sneek some Kei Apples in as she is not aware they also have thorns.
My best garden tree is still my Common Coral Tree.

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:21 pm

Snoonab Acacia trees should be fine with kids as our kids grew up with them and its only my favorite Nigresens (Knobthorn) that caught them up during robust kids games. This tree also has the habit of dropping little branchlets and those little hook thorns get in their feet. But what a tree....we now live in PE and I,m busy establishing a bird exclusion zone where no one apart from my feathered friends can hang out . Its full of Ehrethreda Rigida...Puzzle bush from Skukuza Nursery. and pride of place is the new tree I bought in Sept at Skukuza...Knobthorn...probably the only one in the Eastern Cape...but I'm happy! Enjoy your trees...We had three HUGE coral trees in our garden in Grahamstown where the Hadedas used to nest and mess on the cars below
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Unread postby Snoobab » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:59 am

Peter Betts wrote:Snoonab Acacia trees should be fine with kids as our kids grew up with them and its only my favorite Nigresens (Knobthorn) that caught them up during robust kids games.


I know that Peter but my SO has this misconception that they drop thorns everywhere and are dangerous :?
I will carry on nagging and hopefully get my eventually.

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Favorite tree

Unread postby yoda » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:16 pm

My favorite has to be Acacia tortilis.

It should be the symbol of the African bush.

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Re: Favorite tree

Unread postby bert » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:26 pm

yoda wrote:My favorite has to be Acacia tortilis.

It should be the symbol of the African bush.


My favourite as well for the same reasons

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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:51 pm

Hey Forumites!

DinkyBird and myself have put together a poll now, so you can vote for your favourite Kruger Tree. Enjoy! :D

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Unread postby Loams » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:01 pm

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