Fever trees felled to keep egrets’ poo off cars

2016-02-11 10:15

Fever trees in Armitage Road that were the roosting place for scores of egrets have been chopped down.

Plastic Christmas trees sales soar, but some still prefer the real thing

2015-12-23 12:25

Many homeowners have shifted from buying traditional live Christmas trees, and now prefer the faux trees, which are cheaper and can be reused.

Concern at delayed replacement of felled city trees

2015-08-21 10:23

COUNCIL has no funds at present to replace the trees it is chopping down in the Pietermaritzburg city centre.

Crocodiles can climb trees

2014-02-17 13:44

No matter how high up in the tree you are, the crocodile will still be able to hunt you down as they can now climb trees.

Bistro 98

2013-08-14 15:15

Bistro 98 in Salt Rock is a quiet haven where you dine amongst the forest trees.

How trees play role in smog production

2013-04-26 08:22

Trees may actually be adding to air pollution.

When trees die off human health will suffer

2013-02-13 08:26

Whether it's lush palms or piney groves, the health of trees in your neighbourhood might influence your physical health, a new study suggests.


Time to plant those trees in whose shade we may never sit

2015-12-27 13:57

There's a Chinese saying that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.

Push for action against fake forests

2015-09-04 10:06

AN environmental lobby group is hoping to put pressure on the world forestry conference in Durban next week to curb the growth of what they deem to be “fake forests”.

Fungus deadly to Aids patients grows on trees

2014-08-22 14:04

A 13-year-old girl found the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/Aids patients in Southern California for many years.

Global warming may cause trees to 'migrate'

2013-09-16 10:34

Many climate studies have predicted that tree species will respond to global warming by migrating via seed dispersal to cooler climates.

'Carbon farming' to address climate change

2013-08-01 08:29

Scientists may have come up with a way to mitigate the effects of climate change – by planting a certain type of tree in desert regions.

Trees used to create recyclable solar cell

2013-03-27 08:13

Solar cells are just like leaves, capturing the sunlight and turning it into energy. It’s fitting that they can now be made partially from trees.

Invasive trees used for desks

2013-01-25 21:54

An unwelcome tree species has brought welcome relief to school children sharing desks in class, it was reported.

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