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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:26 pm

:thumbs_up: Sickle bush indeed.

But the "plaster" is not for human use.

Sickle bush "invades" areas of disturbance, such as over grazed areas, old agricultural areas, road verges, etc. They cover this up, preventing further disturbance, settles the ground and allow it to rest. By the time the Sickle bush has completed its life cycle the area has been "healed".

Humans see this as a problem, but actually the human impact was the r5eal problem.

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:30 pm

I see FG is going on holiday ...

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby forestgump » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:25 am

What tree is grown for timber in the indigenous forests of the Garden route N.Park, but does not belong ?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:54 am

:hmz: Australian blackwood?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby forestgump » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:23 am

OWN , well done. They planted the blackwoods long ago, for their lovely timber.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Siobain » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:09 am

OWN! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:11 pm

Thanks FG; I cannot afford yellowwood and stinkwood furniture (and actually have a thing about buying articles made from these ancient trees - it just seems wrong to cut them down), but the blackwood is a bit cheaper (and I don't mind using Aussie wood :twisted: ). :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:21 am

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:50 am

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Many of the yellowwood and stinkwood trees in the Knysna Forests of the southern coastal area of South Africa are hundreds, and even thousands, of years old. These are national, protected treasures, yet their wood is also, to a limited degree these days, used for furniture and ornaments as the texture and colour is beautiful and attractive.

To prevent extinction of these slow-growing trees, explain what methods are used to harvest them such that their numbers are not depleted.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby saraf » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:08 pm

The rangers identify which trees are within 10 years of dying, or which are diseased and these are harvested.

Interestingly, the indigenous forests are still harvested these days. A few times a year, those trees – which are within ten years of dying from old age or disease – are cut down carefully, and sold at an auction to wood merchants, who sell them to furniture manufacturers. I’m still not sure how much I agree with this…but the guys at SANParks assure me it’s done on a very carefully managed system, and it provides sustainable income to the area, which I think is great, as conservation in Africa won’t survive if it can’t provide benefits to the local communities.


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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby naturelover » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:58 pm

Heres a question to get the quiz going again.

Most Stapeliads have foul smelling flowers, why is this?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:19 pm

This is an edumacated guess ...

To attract insects such as flies to assist them in fertilisation.
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby naturelover » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:30 pm

Correct Imberbe. :clap:
The scent their flowers produce is meant to resemble that of rotting meat, feces and other disgusting things which attracts flies which are their primary pollinators.

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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:15 pm

:dance:

In KNP the Delagoa thorn and multi stemmed false thorn (Albizia) is super abundant in a narrow band running up from Crocodile bridge gate (Gomondwane) just to the west of Lower Sabie, past Tshokwane and up to Timbavati. It is largely absent in the rest of the park.

There is a specific reason for this. What is this reason?
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Re: Tree and plant quizz (RV)

Unread postby wildflowergirl » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:14 pm

:hmz: does it have to do with the type of ground the tree prefers?
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