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Tree Feature – Celtis africana

This month we have a fantastic tree feature for you, it is also a protected tree in South Africa. The Celtis africana (from the family of Cannabaceae), otherwise known as the White Stinkwood, is a deciduous, indigenous tree that flourishes…
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Avoiding the winter snap

It’s May. Can you believe it? All of a sudden the mornings are darker. We’re presented with shorter days and are dressed in an affinity of layers. This is the time we are reminded that it is not only us…
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Top 3 trends to add to your landscape designs in 2019!

Each year we see different trends increasing in popularity due to environmental changes, customer demands and social-economic constraints. It is important to stay up to date with the different ways in which you as a landscape designer can assist your…
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Real Concrete Jungles

Cities cover only about 3% of the Earth’s land but, are responsible for 70% of the world’s energy consumption and 75% of the carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change. So, it’s no wonder designers and engineers are racing…
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Tree Feature: Combretum erythrophyllum (Burch.) Sond.

Combretum erythrophyllum (Burch.) Sond. (River bush-willow)   If you’re looking for a tree species that is fast growing, medium sized and beautiful to look at, look no further! The River bush-willow is a landscape architect’s dream species which is why…
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Things to consider for start-up urban greening projects

Beautifying urban neighbourhoods by planting trees is a wonderful project to undertake, especially with the threat of climate change that we are currently facing. Urban greening projects offer health benefits to residents, from improved air quality to decreased crime, and…
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