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Unread postPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:25 am 
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Have to show loyalty to my tree :lol:
If I had my choice it would be top of the list, but the baobab is a bit bigger - he might just bust my trunk for me :P

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 Post subject: Re: Big Five Trees of KNP
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fevertree wrote:
We have Big Five Mammals, Small Five animals, Big 6 Birds etc. How about constructing a Big Five Tree List :?:
My list would look like this
1 - Baobab
2 - Jackalberry (Jakkalsbessie :lol: )
3 - Sausage Tree
4 - Sycamore Fig
5 - Fever Tree

What are your suggestions....


Have to agree with you on all these trees!

But then what about Leadwood, Marula and Nyala trees even Natal Mahogony??? Also stunning trees and ALL of them i immediately associate with KNP...

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fevertree wrote:
okay, what says we have to have Big Five trees, lets have Big 10. I also think we should include nyala tree, leadwood, marula, umbrella thorn and mopane maybe :?


Geeze this could be tougher than i thought... also the knob thorn or Tamboti? Even the Terminalia's ("vaalbome" with their silver leaves) specially around Pretoriuskop...

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My five, in order, would be:

Jackalberry Tree
Umbrella Thorn Tree
Baobab Tree
Leadwood Tree
Fever Tree

Please don't include Mopane. Anything but that! :lol:


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How's about this list (Which is the list SANParks uses....)
Baobab
Red Bushwillow
Common Cluster Fig
Common Coral Tree
Delagoa Thorn
Fever Tree
Lowveld Fig
Jackalberry
Knob Thorn
Leadwood
Natal Mahogany
Marula :!:
Monkey Orange
Mopane
Transvaal Mustard Tree
Lala Palm
Raisin Bush
Sausage Tree
Tamboti
Round-leafed Teak

(They do not include the exclamationmark after the Marula, but it should be there of course... :lol: )

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Although there is a lot of these i don't really feel is typical KNP trees... when i see them i don't immediately think...KNP!

Red Bushwillow
Common Coral Tree (although beautiful you get them all over)
Transvaal Mustard Tree
Lala Palm (not really a tree in my books)
Raisin Bush
Round-leafed Teak

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lets see the definites then:
fevertree - automatically, no reason needed :lol:
baobab, jackalberry and nyala tree because of their size and then maybe sausage tree because it has the largest fruit of any tree or maybe marula because it is so important in the ecology of the park.
This is not so easy after all.....

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fevertree wrote:
or maybe marula because it is so important in the ecology of the park.
This is not so easy after all.....


Well that also bring us back to the Sycamore Fig... just as important and fruits a BIG attractions to birds etc??

Think we have reeeeeally confused ourselves now... think we must go for 10 :lol:

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fevertree wrote:
I agree on ten;
The Top Ten Trees (TTTT)

baobab
nyala tree
jackalberry
sycamore fig
marula
fevertree
sausage tree
leadwood
umbrella thorn
natal mahogany

my choices.......


:lol: i like that... TTTT

Think i will agree with you on these 10! Not spesifically in that order but with the choices.

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I have a list of the Big 6 trees I got from somewhere years ago and it says:-
Marula
Knob Thorn
Leadwood
Mopane,
Silver Cluster-leaf
Apple Leaf

Think I found it on a site called funkymunky.


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I've just found the "big five trees" on the SATourist website:
Baobab,
Fever Tree,
Knob Thorn,
Marula,
Mopane


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are these the BIG trees or the most known SA trees?!?

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fevertree wrote:
Eishhhh!!! The more names of trees you see, the more you think yes, yes, that one must be on the list. Now I am really deurmekaar (through/door each other :lol: ) :shock:


FT you are right... can not believe we forgot about the Apple-leaf (Lonchocarpus capassa) *Appelblaar.

I can see them clearly... al around Ratelpan, Nwasitsontso road, S47 to Mingerhout dam etc etc... really stunning trees!

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fevertree wrote:
Hi JB,
Completely forgot about the Apple Leaf, dam!
This has to be in :!: What do we chuck out to make space for it.
Must agree that it is one of my favourite trees (after the fever tree). Always has a lovely laid back appearance. :lol:


:hmz: this is HARD but i agree we must make a place!

What about replacing the Umbrella thorn :?: seeing that with the fevertree we already have an Acasia!?

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Mmmmm...... The Umbrella Thorn though is just so "African" with its flat top, but yes, I think we already have a representative of the Acacias, so lets drop that out.
Really not fair to have to choose one over another :(

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