Newlands Garden Centre helps the Community by donating trees for Arbor Week and garden assesories to various selected Schools in our community as well as selected Charity's and Churches in the East of Pretoria.

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

 

 Some pictures of Arbor week 2009:

Garsfontein Primary School, Pretoria East:

 

Elarduspark Primary School, Pretoria East:

 

Garsfontein High School, Pretoria East:

 

Waterkloof High School, Pretoria East:

 

Hatfield Christian School, Pretoria East:

 

Rietvallei Akademiese Skool, Pretoria East: