Care for trees they care for you

2019-02-14 06:00

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ARE you complaining about the heat and drought? How many trees have you planted in your life? Or, have you replaced those trees that you have removed from earth?

Humans urgently need to reconsider their footprint on earth and start to care and give back and not just take or demolish land.

Putting it simple: by removing a tree, you remove a complete ecosystem.

It is a scientific fact that trees, especially in forests, play an important role in climate change and cooling the earth surface. As trees grow they absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Trees reduce the concentration of this gas in the atmosphere.

Tree Society of Eastern Cape

Dendrological societies promote the study, protection and propagation of trees and tree-dominated ecosystems as a contribution to effective environmental conservation and improvement.

The public are invited to get involved in the activities of the Dendrological Society of the Eastern Cape, also known as The Tree Society, which is based in Port Elizabeth.

Their main objective is the promotion of dendrological knowledge of its members as a contribution to personal enrichment through mainly outings as well as lectures and courses.

By joining this society’s monthly outings, a whole new world that you might not have known was out there, will open up to you.

Interesting tree outings:

The first outing for the year will be on Sunday, February 24th to Coega Kop. This location provides a habitat for diverse and interesting plant life and is very rich in succulent species.

All interested to learn more about the awesomeness of indigenous bush are to meet at 09:00 at the Blue- water Bay off-ramp. Graeme Pienaar (081 412 5018) will lead this outing.

The monthly outings for 2019 will include to Alexandria Forest, Mosslands Two River Trail, Bergrivier, Maitlands River Reserve, Stucken’s Forest, Storms River and Kleinrivier Wilderness Area.

  • For more information about the Dendrological Society of the Eastern Cape call Lloyd Edwards 084 552 2277; Taz Zacharie 060 974 7551; Ronelle Friend 083 636 1156 or Brad Sharp 082 964 2040.

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