Where we plant your trees

Forests flourish in areas which are protected from bergwinds and fires and also receive annual rainfall of 500mm-800mm

Site selection and homes for your sponsored trees

We plant out trees on private properties along the Garden Route that have been subject to the ravages of fires, drought, floods and/or business/residential development.

To continue to ensure a high rate of success in survival rate, we also select the location carefully since a forest will not grow in areas where forests have not naturally flourished previously. A forest, for example, will not grow and flourish in a fynbos area.

With this understanding in mind, the locations we choose along the Garden Route are:

  • areas that have lost their natural vegetation as a result of fire damage,
  • areas that were previously forest areas,
  • damaged parts of existing forests,
  • forest areas overrun with non-indigenous trees,
  • forest areas that are bordered by  “timber plantations”,
  • areas which are protected from fire and lend themselves to forest growth;

What types of trees do we harvest, grow and plant?

 

Bostaaibos

Boekenhout

Bosvlier

Bosrooiessenhout

Cape Plum

Cape Saffron

Cheesewood

Coral

Duintaaibos

Egte Geelhout

Essenhout

Geelhout

Hardepeer

Kamassi

Kusvaalbos

Kruisbessie

Lighteningbos

Melkhout

Notsung

Num Num

Olienhout

Onderbos Perdepis

Poikysterhout

Rank Saffron

Rooi Els

Rivierboswillow

Sandtaaibos

Saffron

Silveroak

Salie

Swartysterhout

Swartstinkhout

Tolbos

Wildeperske

Wildemoerby

Wildevy

Wildeolyf

Waterbessie

Witpeer

Wilde Piesang

Wit Stinkhout

Witysterhout

A popular choice of indigenous tree along the Garden Route is the Virgilia Oroboides. The Keurboom, one of the pioneer species, is the tree that appears first more frequently than other species after a fire or after damage to an area of a forest. Research has shown that the Keurboom provides shade for other forest species and it prepares the soil for other forest plants to grow in.

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