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May 30, 2019

We often get inquiries for indigenous trees that can be used for screening. In this article we share our ideas and insights into the matter.

Windbreak with Brachylaena discolor

The screening solution must speak to your situation and needs.

Please consider your needs  in t...

August 4, 2018

2018  tree of the year is Yellowwood. This year is different in that there are actually 4 "trees of the year" I show the difference between them and briefly discuss their main attributes.

In the picture from left to right:

  • Real Yellowwood (Podocarpus l...

July 1, 2018

Winter is upon us! A single cold spell can cause your newly planted trees to either die off to the ground, or damage its cell structure inhibiting future growth. This blog explains our best practice for protecting your trees from frost and cold damage.

We star...

December 19, 2017

We often get inquiries for evergreen, fast growing indigenous trees. In this article we share our ideas and insights into the matter.

We start with a few terms and concepts.

  • A deciduous tree sheds 100% of its leaves, usually in autumn. It is without leaves for 1-3 mo...

July 20, 2017

This article provides advice and guidance on planting indigenous trees. A nutshell summary of our experience over many years in the indigenous trees business is this: “If you look after your trees, they will look after you”.

Planting Treeshop’s trees cultivated in 20, 5...

July 13, 2017

If there is one thing in the Tree Industry that is NOT true, is the age old saying "You get what you pay for".

I recently surveyed prices and quality of tree species on offer at three retail nurseries in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria. This blog reports my findings and...