Favourite Trees

Find, identify and discuss the plants of all the SANParks

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Definetly the Mopane Tree for me. :thumbs_up:
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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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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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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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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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My favourites are the umbrella thorn, baobab and the weeping wattle.
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Mowana! (Baobab)
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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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Just 1 more imo , the sycamore fig .
I was heartbroken that so many were lost along the sabie in the flood .

That said , its hard to try make up sich a list .

Arks , I don't think as South Africans that most of us recognise a lot of trees , the umbrella thorn can be very easy to confuse with the paperbark thorn also , as this has a classic umbrella top also
:D .
Also most of us city dwellers are used to the exotics that were planted here .
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bucky wrote:Arks , I don't think as South Africans that most of us recognise a lot of trees , the umbrella thorn can be very easy to confuse with the paperbark thorn also , as this has a classic umbrella top also

I didn't know that, bucky :redface: , assumed all umbrella-topped thorn trees were "umbrella" thorns :roll: :wink:

Also agree with you that Sycamore fig should be included. It's one of the first SA trees that a visitor learns to ID, because it's reasonably distinctive and recognisable. There are still plenty on this poll list that I can't ID at all :(
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Lol me neither , I can ID 9 of those , some needing a good look .

Spose it doesnt help that there are over 300 different trees , with a lot of shrubs that might look like trees over and above that .

Umbrella thorn has a slightly smaller stem , and has dark rough bark .
A paperbark thorn has light flakey bark .
There are a lot of paperbark thorns along the schoemanskloof road , I still cant decide if they were planted or are natural .
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Baobab :D
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this aint fun!! choosing one out of a list with so many cool tree's!

Well.... they have all their own characteristics. so its difficult choosing one.
But the baobab is the first tree that tells me Im home..
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Tamboti for me out of the list provided...... why? Just because.
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