September 21, 2017

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Prime Trees Celebrates Arbor Month with Launch of New Wholesale Tree and Plant Nursery -

Thursday, September 14, 2017

New vertical residences in Eindhoven to be designed by MVRDV -

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Outdoor Design & Build Trade Fair Dubai 25th -27th September -

Sunday, September 10, 2017

It’s Arbor Week 2017 -

Friday, September 1, 2017

Cape Green Forum Spring Trade Show 6th September 2017 -

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Africa’s Top Property Developments Recognised at the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards -

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The 2017 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence, 15th September 2017 -

Monday, August 28, 2017

Park upgrades provide community upliftment -

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Street-wise trees for roadsides, parking lots and highways -

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lasher’s EcoBarrow -

Friday, August 18, 2017

Sunflowers, Smiles and Safety Shoes -

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Landowners called to report invasive plants -

Friday, August 4, 2017

A Lovely, lively living wall to add colour to the office. -

Friday, August 4, 2017

Business Adopt-a-Park Johannesburg -

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Creating sustainable environments through organic compost -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts -

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cape Construction Trade Expo 15-16 August -

Friday, July 14, 2017

UP wins again at SA Landscaping Awards -

Friday, July 14, 2017

Just Trees Creates a Free range of .PNG Images to Aid Landscape Architects in CAD -

Friday, June 30, 2017

Expo for Public Space this September 2017 -

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Prime Trees Celebrates Arbor Month with Launch of New Wholesale Tree and Plant Nursery

    September marks the start of Spring, and is also national Arbor Month. Prime Trees is celebrating Arbor Month with the launch of their new wholesale tree and plant nursery nestled amidst the picturesque mountains of the Paarl region. Founded in 2014 by the passionate horticulturist, Bruce Stewart who knows the importance of what it takes to grow quality trees. With nearly 25 years of experience, Bruce’s attention to detail, skills and passion for the industry is unsurpassed.The large scale tree nursery comprises over 30 hectares of the highest quality shade and ornamental trees and container stock, including wholesale shrubs, perennials…

  • New vertical residences in Eindhoven to be designed by MVRDV

    Rotterdam-based architecture firm MVRDV are known for their outlandish yet functional designs. This time, the firm won a competition to design new mixed-use towers in the heart of Rotterdam. Called Nieuw Bergen, the project will transform old buildings using new construction methods. At the Design Indaba Conference this year, Winy Maas of MVRDV explained what drives the renowned firm: “We have built up everything. There is too many of us here. What is the alternative?” This sentiment can be seen in the firm’s design for Nieuw Bergen. Combining several buildings, the structure’s jagged facade will house 240 homes, urban farming…

  • The Outdoor Design & Build Trade Fair Dubai 25th -27th September

    The Outdoor Design & Build is an international fair of outdoor design, exterior and landscaping. The fair takes place in Dubai annually. It shows products and trends in garden design, plants and stones and garden equipment, garden furniture and accessories. Garden owners will have the chance to plan for the upcoming gardening season, to discover new products and to seek advice from garden design and “green” experts. Horticulture and nursery plants, exhibitors for equipment and facilities for the shop, florist supplies, ceramics and basketry, horticulture technology, technical books and journals are presented. With its exceptional location Dubai is an ideal…

  • It’s Arbor Week 2017

    From the 1st – 7th of September. South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), as the custodian of forestry in South Africa, is responsible for the campaign. National Arbor Week (Iviki Lezihlahla) serves to promote awareness for the need to plant and maintain indigenous trees throughout South Africa. Trees are much needed in disadvantaged communities who often live in barren areas. There are nearly 2 000 indigenous tree species in South Africa. This year Arbor Week celebrates the Wild Plum as a common indigenous species. The two rare species…

  • Cape Green Forum Spring Trade Show 6th September 2017

    The Cape Green Forum hosts a variety of events throughout the year with great benefits to our trade industry. Two Cape Green Trade Days are held during each year, coinciding with Spring and Autumn. Join The Cape Green Forum next week Wednesday the 6th of September for this bi-annual event at SunExhibits, Gradwest, Cape Town. These days allow suppliers to the nursery industry the opportunity to promote their products and services directly to their customers. Visitors include retailers, growers, landscapers, landscape architects, estate managers, municipalities and other allied businesses. Come and spend the day browsing, collecting information and placing orders with…

Latest

Prime Trees Celebrates Arbor Month with Launch of New Wholesale Tree and Plant Nursery

Sep 14, 2017

September marks the start of Spring, and is also national Arbor Month. Prime Trees is celebrating Arbor Month with the launch of their new wholesale tree and plant nursery nestled amidst the picturesque mountains of the Paarl region. Founded in 2014 by the passionate horticulturist, Bruce Stewart who knows the importance of what it takes to grow quality trees. With nearly 25 years of experience, Bruce’s attention to detail, skills and passion for the industry is unsurpassed.The large scale tree nursery comprises over 30 hectares of the highest quality shade and ornamental trees and container stock, including wholesale shrubs, perennials…

New vertical residences in Eindhoven to be designed by MVRDV

Sep 12, 2017

Rotterdam-based architecture firm MVRDV are known for their outlandish yet functional designs. This time, the firm won a competition to design new mixed-use towers in the heart of Rotterdam. Called Nieuw Bergen, the project will transform old buildings using new construction methods. At the Design Indaba Conference this year, Winy Maas of MVRDV explained what drives the renowned firm: “We have built up everything. There is too many of us here. What is the alternative?” This sentiment can be seen in the firm’s design for Nieuw Bergen. Combining several buildings, the structure’s jagged facade will house 240 homes, urban farming…

The Outdoor Design & Build Trade Fair Dubai 25th -27th September

Sep 10, 2017

The Outdoor Design & Build is an international fair of outdoor design, exterior and landscaping. The fair takes place in Dubai annually. It shows products and trends in garden design, plants and stones and garden equipment, garden furniture and accessories. Garden owners will have the chance to plan for the upcoming gardening season, to discover new products and to seek advice from garden design and “green” experts. Horticulture and nursery plants, exhibitors for equipment and facilities for the shop, florist supplies, ceramics and basketry, horticulture technology, technical books and journals are presented. With its exceptional location Dubai is an ideal…

It’s Arbor Week 2017

Sep 1, 2017

From the 1st – 7th of September. South Africa celebrates Arbor Week in the first week of September annually. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), as the custodian of forestry in South Africa, is responsible for the campaign. National Arbor Week (Iviki Lezihlahla) serves to promote awareness for the need to plant and maintain indigenous trees throughout South Africa. Trees are much needed in disadvantaged communities who often live in barren areas. There are nearly 2 000 indigenous tree species in South Africa. This year Arbor Week celebrates the Wild Plum as a common indigenous species. The two rare species…

Cape Green Forum Spring Trade Show 6th September 2017

Aug 31, 2017

The Cape Green Forum hosts a variety of events throughout the year with great benefits to our trade industry. Two Cape Green Trade Days are held during each year, coinciding with Spring and Autumn. Join The Cape Green Forum next week Wednesday the 6th of September for this bi-annual event at SunExhibits, Gradwest, Cape Town. These days allow suppliers to the nursery industry the opportunity to promote their products and services directly to their customers. Visitors include retailers, growers, landscapers, landscape architects, estate managers, municipalities and other allied businesses. Come and spend the day browsing, collecting information and placing orders with…

Africa’s Top Property Developments Recognised at the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards

Aug 30, 2017

Standards are Getting Exceptionally High in New Property Developments Across sub-Saharan Africa The recent Africa Property Investment (API) Awards recognised innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire property industry in seven categories. The categories include Best Retail Development, Best Mixed-Use Development, Best Commercial High-rise Development, Best Architectural Design, Best Green Building in Sub Saharan Africa, Best Hotel Development and Best Housing Development. Property development projects were selected based on location, infrastructure and transport access, integration into the environment, originality of the concept, technical and architectural quality, services offered, sensitivity to the local community, innovation, sustainability, corporate staff involvement, response to market demands,…

The 2017 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence, 15th September 2017

Aug 28, 2017

Join us for the 2017 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence The Gala Dinner will take place on the 15th  September at the  Johannesburg Country Club-Auckland Park and will indeed be a fantastic showcase of the most prestigious projects around Southern Africa with the last 2 years. ILASA AWARDS ETHOS Landscape Architecture is more than a profession; it is a basic component of human culture. The ILASA Merit Awards of Excellence aims to exemplify best practice examples that are clear in their intent and relevant to their specific context. We are faced with particular social challenges in a country with extraordinary biodiversity, rich in…

Park upgrades provide community upliftment

Aug 22, 2017

The construction of two 35 m pedestrian bridges is under way in Paterson Park, completing the final phase of an upgrade project that will provide the community of Norwood, in Johannesburg, with a visually pleasing and functional recreational environment. In 2015, the Johannesburg Development Agency initiated a project to uplift the Norwood area through the upgrade of the park, as well as through the construction of a new recreation centre and a township of cluster houses. As part of the upgrades, independent engineering specialist Arup South Africa was approached as a sub-consultant to hydrologist specialist company Chris Brooker & Associates…

Street-wise trees for roadsides, parking lots and highways

Aug 22, 2017

Life Landscapes, the landscaping division of Life Green Group has decided to take a closer look at the street trees that line our roadsides and parking lots.  Here are some things a facility manager or landscape architect should think about before a trees drips sap on the sunroof or starts pushing up the paving. Definition of a street tree: A street tree is non-scientific landscaping lingo for vegetation that is ideally suited to growing along pavement, roadsides, driveways, highways and parking lots. Why street trees are important? Johannesburg has a reputation for being one of the most tree’d cities in…

Lasher’s EcoBarrow

Aug 18, 2017

“Committing to quality makes choosing local manufacturing a no-brainer”, said Ian Kendall, MD of Lasher Tools, the largest manufacturer of hand tools in Africa.   Despite being presented with numerous opportunities for foreign investment and even more opportunities for foreign manufacturing, Lasher Tools has remained true to its South African roots. While many companies have moved their manufacturing facilities out of South Africa over the years, Lasher Tools did not. Although it has not been without its challenges, they are determined to uplift the local economy and to build a lasting legacy. Local manufacturing also allows for much stricter control…