Arbor Week is coming up. In South Africa 1983 marked the first Arbour day on 6 September. In 1999 Arbour week was instituted. Arbour week, or tree planting week, runs from 1-7 September.
Tree planting is an old Judaic tradition but J Sterling Morton of Nabraska, USA, first started an official Arbour day in 1872.
In South Africa each year two types of trees are planted; one common and one rare indigenous tree.
This year the chosen trees are:
Common tree: Apiesdoring/ Monkey thorn (Acacia galpinii)
Rare: Notsung/ Tree fuchsia (Halleria lucida)
or Round-leaved Teak/ Dopperkiaat (Pterocarpus Rotundifolius)
Planting trees is good for conservation and the eco-system. Please do your bit by planting a tree.
Have a look in our Plants, Trees & Flowers section and our garden appliances section.
Source: plantzafrica.com& Wikipedia