Date: 28/03/2020
Location: National Herbarium Lecture Hall, Pretoria National Botanical Garden

NB: In the light of our responsibility to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our staff and visitors, and with due consideration of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s directive, it is with great regret that we have taken the step to postpone this event until further notice.

Our gardens are getting smaller and this necessitates smaller trees that are more suitable than your traditional choices. University of Pretoria’s,  Prof Braam van Wyk, from the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, will highlight various considerations for selecting trees for smaller Gauteng gardens, as well as best practices for their care.

Planting a tree carries a huge responsibility as they are long-lived and require a commitment to lifelong care. Selecting the wrong tree for a particular place and purpose can be an expensive mistake.

Examples of introduced and indigenous trees suitable for different purposes will be given, bearing in mind variation in their properties, including branching types and root systems.

Cost: R200 p/person

Booking essential: Call Linette on (012) 843 5000/5053 or e-mail

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