Hellooo September! Time to get digging for Arbour Month

We received numerous requests from residents asking what trees to plant on their property.

According to the Tree Policy, the following trees are well adopted to our area:

  • Curtisia Dentata (assegai/assegaai)
  • Cunonia Capensis (red alder/rooi els)
  • Harpephyllum Caffrum (sour plum/suurpruim)
  • Kiggelaria Africana (wild peach/wilde perske)
  • Nuxia Floribunda (forest elder/bosvlier)
  • Olea Europaea Subsp. Africana (wild olive/olienhout)
  • Rhus Lancea (sweet karee/swartkaree)
  • Rhus Pendulina (river karee/witkaree)
  • Sideroxylon Inerme (milkwood/melkhout)
  • Syzygium Guineense (water pear/waterpeer)
  • Tarchonanthus Littoralis (coastal champhor bush/kus wildekanferbos)
  • Trichelia Emetica (natal mahogany/rooi essenhout)

The Tree Policy can be viewed on the Municipality’s website - www.overstrand.gov.za  by clicking on Documents, then Policies.



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