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Unread post by ceruleanwildfire » Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:43 am

My favorites have to be the Umbrella Thorn, the Fever Tree and at the top of the list the Leadwood.

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Your favourite trees

Unread post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by 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 post by MarkWildDog » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:46 pm

Definetly the Mopane Tree for me. :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by 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 post by 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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Re: Favorite tree

Unread post by 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 post by RosemaryH » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:32 pm

All our indigenous trees are beautiful. Love them all!! But my favourite in the Kruger is the Sycamore Fig and Nyala Tree. There is the most gorgeous Nyala at Pafuri picnic spot.
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Unread post by Wild about cats » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:14 pm

My favourites are the umbrella thorn, baobab and the weeping wattle.
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Unread post by Loams » Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:01 pm

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Unread post by restio » Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:36 pm

I love baobabs - so splendid and mysterious.

Plus they make me giggle, thinking of that wonderful novel, The Little Prince. :lol:
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