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What if the Garden Route had no more trees?

Posted by on August 16, 2017 • 1 minute read

I want to rebuild what has been lost, one tree at a time. There is an unseen cataclysm lurking in the pleasant surrounds of the garden route. A threat that blends into the background. The slow, menacing approach of invasive vegetation is suffocating the natural environment. Ray Nolan has lived in the area for a long time. He’s been watching. And now it’s time to save nature from herself. By planting a forest. And not just any collection of plants – indigenous trees. Along with other forward-thinking locals, Nolan runs the Precious Tree project to push back against alien species. The group is...

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16 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World

Posted by on August 14, 2017 • 1 minute read

16 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World

Trees are an incredible part of nature, vital to our everyday survival. Trees dot city squares, suburban landscapes, and uninhabited forests all over the world. With some 400 billion trees on the planet, and over 23,000 different kinds of trees, it takes an extra special something to make a tree stand out. While you see trees everyday of your life, some trees are different, unique in such a way you can’t help but stare in awe. There are certain trees, be they tall, thick, full of bright colors, or simply one-of-a-kind, that capture the attention of all who pass by. And when finally...

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The Greening of the Self: the Most Important Development of Modern Times

Posted by on August 14, 2017 • 1 minute read

The Greening of the Self: the Most Important Development of Modern Times

Something important is happening in our world that you are not going to read about in the newspapers. I consider it the most fascinating and hopeful development of our time, and it is one of the reasons I am so glad to be alive today. It has to do with what is occurring to the notion of the self. The self is the metaphoric construct of identity and agency, the hypothetical piece of turf on which we construct our strategies for survival, the notion around which we focus our instincts for self-preservation, our needs for self-approval, and the boundaries of our self-interest. Something is...

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Women’s Day 2017 Wilderness Heights

Posted by on August 9, 2017 • 1 minute read

Women’s Day 2017 Wilderness Heights

In honour of all women, we planted out 21 trees on Matt’s property, 252 Taaibos Road, Wilderness Heights.

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Garden Route declared a biosphere reserve

Posted by on July 14, 2017 • 2 minute read

The Garden Route has been approved as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. Biosphere reserves are learning places for sustainable development whose aim is to reconcile biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources. “The positive response to the application to declare the Garden Route a biosphere reserve is most encouraging, not just for us, as a country, but also for the people of the region,” said Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. According to the department, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) members voted in favour of the...

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Oakhurst Farm, Hoekwil

Posted by on November 18, 2015 • 1 minute read

Oakhurst Farm, Hoekwil

Oakhurst Farm cottages is a beautiful small family-owned property in Hoekwil that has been in the family for a number of generations. Jake and Claire Crowther are passionate about the environment and the regeneration of the natural and endemic forest trees on their land. The Crowthers have dedicated time to clearing out pine trees and other non-indigenous invasive trees and plants on their land and PTP had the opportunity to plant out 300 trees in an area of the farm that had suffered fire damage in the past....

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