Trees of the year: 2001 - 2020

Arbor Week endeavours to help increase public awareness of just a few of the two thousand (2000) indigenous tree species in South Africa. Each year the Arbor Week celebration highlights two specific trees, one common and one rare species.

YEAR: COMMON TREE: RARE TREE:
2001 Loxystylis alata / Tarwood Ptaeroxylon obliquum / Sneezewood
2002 Pittosporum viridiflorum / Cheesewood Alberta magna / Natal Flamebush
2003 Rhus chirendensis / Red Currant Pterocarpus angolensisv / Wild Teak
2004 Kirkia acuminata & K.wilmsii / White or Mountain Seringa

Combretum bracteosum / Hiccup Nut

2005 Schefflera umbellifera / False Cabbage Tree Adansonia digitata / Baobab
2006 Burchellia bubalina / Wild Pomegranate Raphia australis / Kosi Palm
2007 Rhus pyroides / Common Wild Current Pavetta schumanniana / Poison Bride's Bush
2008 Harpephyllum caffrum / Wild plum Markhamia zanzibarica / Bell bean tree
2009 Acacia Galpinii / Money thorn Pterocarpus rotundifolius / Round-leaved Teak
2010 Acacia xanthophloea / Fever tree Rothmania capensis / Cape gardenia
2011 Pappea capensis / Jacket plum Genus pavetta / Bride's Bush
2012 Zyzygium cordatum / Waterberriy Bruguiera gymnorrhiza / Black Mangrove
2013 Virgilia oroboides / Blossom tree Barringtonia racemosa / Powder-puff Tree
2014 Genus Heteropyxis / Lavender trees Vepris lanceolata / White ironwood
2015

Combretum krausii / Forest bushwilow

Heteromorpha arborescens / Parsley tree

2016

Ficus thonningii / Common wild fig

Maerua cafra / Common bush-cherry

2017 Ziziphus mucronata / Hairy buffalo-thorn Euclea pseudebenus / Ebony tree
2018 Genus Podocarpus / Yellowwoods Boscia albitrunca / Shepherd's tree
2019 Schlerocarya birrea / Marula Philenoptera violacea / Apple-leaf
2020 Ekebergia capensis / Cape ash Adansonia diditata / Boabab

 

 

 

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