Common Hook-thorn Acacia Acacia caffra Tree No. 162
Common Hook-thorn Acacia is distributed in the eastern half of our country and grows most readily on rocky hill slopes where it can occur in large groups
Sweet-Thorn Acacia Acacia Karroo SA Tree No. 172
Where you’ll find this tree easily Sweet-thorn Acacia, along with African Olive, Olea europaea, ranks as one of South Africa’s most widespread trees. It almost certainly has more individual plants growing within our boundaries, than any other tree
Quiver-Tree Aloe - Aloe dichotoma -Tree no 29
In South Africa, the Quiver-tree Aloe grows only in the extreme northwest. It is often alone, but may also be found in massed 'forests' in a few places in the Richtersveld.
Kamassi - Gonioma kamassi Tree no 64
Kamassi grows widely as a Forest understorey species, especially in the forests around Knysna.
Fever-tree Acacia Acacia xanthophloea Tree no 189
Fever-tree Acacias often form small groups around wet areas in the north of KwaZulu-Natal, throughout the Lowveld, and northwards up the eastern side of the Bushveld.
Large-leaved Rock Fig Ficus abutilifolia Tree no 63
The Large-leaved Rock Fig grows singly, only in rocky areas. Its distribution is in a wide arc from northern KwaZulu-Natal (from the coast to the mountains), throughout the Bushveld.
Common Cabbage-tree Cussonia spicata Tree no 564
Common Cabbage-tree is found singly, or in loose groups. It grows in rocky areas, inland, and also along the east coast of South Africa.
Flat-crown Albizia Albizia adianthifolia Tree no 148
Flat-crown Albizia grows on the edges of forests throughout KwaZulu-Natal as well as in the northern mountains of the Bushveld.
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Habitats – Rivers
Last month we set the stage for discussing how different Habitats influence the trees that thrive there. Our first Habitat for April is Rivers.
Micro Emotions in Humans : Long-Term Visible Changes in Trees
There is a new Pop science sweeping the worlds’ consciousness recently. It is based on the analysis of micro emotions on peoples’ faces; emotions that are fleeting, but visible to, and decipherable by experts in the field.