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Trees of the Year

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lee lewis
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Trees of the Year

Unread post by lee lewis » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:20 am

It would be appreciated if someone could advise what the Trees of the Year (2010) are going to be.

I normally try to collect specimens of these trees, provided they are naturally found in "my neck of the woods."
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woodlin
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Re: Trees of the Year - 2010

Unread post by woodlin » Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:31 am

Hi Lee Lewis

Common - Fever tree
Rare - Cape Gardenia, Bell Gardenia and Tonga-kerrie

:)
"And there is a silence beneath the trees, the living silence of continuous sound"

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Re: Trees of the Year - 2010

Unread post by lee lewis » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:08 am

Thanks for your swift reply, woodlin!

I already have the fever tree, suppose another one will not hurt....
And I will check if the others occur naturally here.
"To be playing a part, no matter how small, in the conservation of our dwindling wildlife is an experience I shall always cherish." - Stuart Hilcove

I SAY NO TO HOTEL DEVELOPMENTS IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK!

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Re: Trees of the Year - 2010

Unread post by hfglen » Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:27 pm

Lee -- they both do. Elsa Pooley has told me she considers Tonga Kierie to be the most wonderful small tree for a garden. The flowers are spectacular and pleasantly scented, but be warned that the fruits emit what must surely be a contender for the title of the world's worst stench of rotting vegetation, starting about five minutes after they are separated from the tree.
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. (Groucho Marx)

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Re: Trees of the Year - 2010

Unread post by lee lewis » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:46 am

Thanks hfglen! Now I wonder if monkeys would eat the fruits? I have a spot in the 'far' corner of my garden... maybe I should check with Geoff Nicholls (indigenous plant guru) first.
"To be playing a part, no matter how small, in the conservation of our dwindling wildlife is an experience I shall always cherish." - Stuart Hilcove

I SAY NO TO HOTEL DEVELOPMENTS IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK!


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