Arbor month was created to raise awareness of the value of trees. Trees play a vital role in the health and well-being of our community and environment. Join us as we plant trees and strengthen our indigenous forests.
We encourage all schools, businesses and organisations to participate in our community "greening" event to improve the health and beauty of our community garden, the local environment and for a greener South African future.
Please bring along gardening tools if you have, such as your own spade, fork, and gardening gloves to minimise direct contact between planters, as well as sun protection, water and a smile.
You may also sponsor a tree or three for Arbor month:
If you can’t join us on the day and would still like to contribute, please donate a tree for only R80.
Or even better, do both, join us and donate!
We will be planting on different spots within the garden if needed to ensure social distancing.
The aim for this planting session is to introduce pioneer species such as Keurboom and other fast growing species such as Cape beech / Kaapse boekenhout to support current stands of indigenous trees. The pioneer species help to enrich the soil through nutrient cycling and support the growth of slow growing long living species. These fast growing species create competition for the current species, which will not only increase growth rate, but will increase biodiversity as well as habitat formation. It will benefit the garden by encouraging growth in stagnated stands
At the Garden Route Botanical Garden, 49 Caledon Street, George