Types of Trees

7 Interesting trees to add to your design

We all have our favourite species to use in projects and every tree offers a unique set of functions and aesthetic value to a design. But what is the potential of trees left unattended by humans? We bring you some…
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Types of Trees: Ilex mitis (Cape Holly)

The Ilex mitis, or Cape Holly is a beautiful evergreen that can reach between up to 8-10m in cultivation. Although there are over 200 species in the holly family all over the world, the Ilex mitis is the only holly…
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Types of Trees: Trichilia emetica (Natal Mahogany)

The Trichilia emetica is a majestic evergreen hardwood that is indigenous to Southern Africa and can be found in KwaZulu Natal, all the way through Swaziland, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and up through northern tropical Africa. This large tree is just as…
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Types of Trees: Quercus palustris (Pin Oak)

Writer Hal Borland said in A Countryman’s Woods, “The pin oak pleases me for reasons I cannot wholly explain.” Although we understand his sentiment, we can find several reason as to why this tree is so pleasing! The Quercus palustris…
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Types of Trees: Acacia xanthophloea (Fever Tree)

The Acacia xanthophloea or Fever Tree is a popular landscaping tree, with many features that make it both a useful and beautiful addition to various urban environments. This semi-deciduous to deciduous tree can reach up to 25m in the wild…
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