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What is good for the plant is good for us

Zach Bush, MD is a triple board-certified physician in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. He is one of the most compelling medical minds currently working to improve our understanding of human and environmental health. Zach Bush presents…
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Specifying Trees

We recently discovered a book titled ‘Specifying Trees’ by Ross Clark. If you are a landscape architect, landscape design and landscape contractor, or simply enjoy landscaping, then you probably want to get your hands on this one. Specifying Trees has…
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Have you heard of Ecosia?

Imagine an organisation that is solely dedicated to donating 80% of its profits to planting trees. What if we told you that you could support without having to donate a cent, and better yet by simply downloading the app? If…
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Why you should consider ‘Forest Bathing’

Before you jump to conclusions, it’s not what you think. The practice of “Forest Bathing” originates from Japan. Shinrin-yoku as the Japanese call it, means bathing in the forest atmosphere, or taking in the forest through our senses. Shinrin in…
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6 Ways to green your business

So what exactly does it mean to “green” your business? Greening your business means using resources more efficiently and mitigating existing waste streams. Consumers are becoming more conscious of their impact on the environment and a large number of companies…
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The benefits of a green workspace

The process of filling the workplace with trees and plants may seem a bit tedious or expensive, but before you dismiss the idea entirely, we’d love you to read the following six points below and then make up your mind…
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Why we need nature now more than ever before

With the rise in the Covid-19 infections one might feel compelled to avoid leaving the house for whatever is deemed unnecessary. Our government has also advised us to social-distance and have proceeded to close down public spaces as beaches and…
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10 Unusual Facts About Trees

10 Unusual Facts About Trees   We all know that trees are essential for our basic survival. Not only do trees provide us with oxygen, but they have fed, housed and otherwise nurtured us throughout history. Here are 10 unusual…
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The Natal Mahogany – A tree feature

The Natal Mahogany – A tree feature  Deciding what tree to plant in your space can be a daunting task to take on. The varieties we’re presented with in Southern Africa are plentiful and abundant thanks to a wide range…
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The benefits of children being around nature

Have you ever heard of Nature-Deficit Disorder? Richard Louv has a brilliant book titled “Last Child In The Woods, Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder”. The book warns parents about the dangers of allowing children to grow up without contact…
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