September 20, 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…

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Sunflowers, Smiles and Safety Shoes

Aug 16, 2017

Sisi campaign showcases and celebrates the hard-working women of South Africa Every August, South Africans commemorate Women’s Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the role of women and the incredible contributions they make to society. In 2017, the theme for Women’s Month is “The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward”. As part of its Women’s Day 2017 initiatives, Sisi launched a campaign focused on celebrating the hard-working women of South Africa. Sisi is a brand within the BBF Safety Group stable that designs and manufactures a range of safety footwear specifically for women. “South Africa…

Landowners called to report invasive plants

Aug 4, 2017

Landowners who have listed invasive species must notify any relevant competent authority, in writing, of the listed invasive species occurring on that land. Furthermore, landowners must take steps to control and eradicate the listed invasive species and prevent them from spreading, the Department of Environmental Affairs said in a statement on Friday. “Failure to do so can result in a fine and/or the work being done by the authorities, at the expense and risk of the land-owner. This includes any necessary follow-up clearing of the invasive plants, and any fire-related need to deal with the cleared biomass,” the department said….

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

Aug 4, 2017

Living walls – the interior plantscaper’s response to a lack of space. Having the word, Life, as part of our company name requires that we live up to the name. So Life Indoors has made sure our offices are full of living plants and has even gone as far as to add a living wall in our reception. Living walls, not only add life to dull office walls with an ever-blossoming array of foliage and flowers, but also enhance the office space with positive health benefits of indoor plants. Along with roof gardens, green walls help provide cleaner air and…

Business Adopt-a-Park Johannesburg

Aug 2, 2017

South African Parks are established in residential areas to create a favourable environment; an environment where the community can safely relax and where children can establish healthy living through play. This is obtained through children’s play areas and other recreation facilities such as Sport facilities Walking trails Community farming projects Heritage & historical significance Family related activities Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ) has entered into a strategic partnership arrangement with Crebus (Pty) Ltd. One of the exciting projects is the ‘Business-Adopt-a-Park’ partnership programme. JCPZ and Crebus would like to extend this invitation to the Business community to actively play…

Creating sustainable environments through organic compost

Jul 20, 2017

Reliance Compost recently earned a gold Eco-Logic Award in the Recycling and Waste Management category, which recognises a policy, programme, or project that has demonstrably contributed to a greater public understanding and participation in waste reduction, re-use, and recycling. We chat to Reliance Compost founder and director, Eddie Redelinghuys about organic compost, growing green minds and ensuring a healthy world for future generations.     Congratulations on Reliance Compost’s win at the Eco-logic Awards in the Recycling and Waste Management category! Tell us what this win means to you. Thank you – the win is an honour. Our mission and…

What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

Jul 20, 2017

Human population growth, urbanisation, and climate change are all changing the world. To adapt, attitudes and behaviour must change and unsustainable attitudes and behaviours must shift. In addition, the social and political will to implement technological solutions must increase. Without these changes the world will continue to be vulnerable to the impact of climate change and the over-use of limited resources like water.   Populations in cities are growing, putting pressure on resources like water. This is likely to increase as climate change leads to more frequent and extreme droughts, particularly in southern Africa. For decades Namibia’s capital city, Windhoek,…

Cape Construction Trade Expo 15-16 August

Jul 14, 2017

Cape Construction Expo is the Western Cape’s only dedicated event for the built environment. With over 100 exhibiting brands, dedicated zones, free to attend workshops, networking opportunities and more. With an audience including contractors, architects, civil engineers, quantity surveyors and features a number of knowledge and technical training opportunities, the Cape Construction Expo is the must attend show for the built environment. Start date: 15 August 2017 End date: 16 August 2017 Opening & closing times: 9am – 6pm (15 August); 9am – 4pm (16 August) Point of purchase for ticket: www.cape-construction.co.za or at the registration desk on event days…

UP wins again at SA Landscaping Awards

Jul 14, 2017

The University of Pretoria (UP) has once again been recognised by the South African Landscaping Institute, receiving three awards for campus landscaping. UP’s Landscape Services Unit, part of the Department of Facilities Management, aims to create environmentally sustainable surroundings for students, staff, visitors and the general public. It is addressing national and international environmental issues and is improving and upgrading existing landscapes. ‘At Landscape Services, we want to work with nature to recycle garden waste, introduce water-wise indigenous plants and save water by practising efficient and effective water use,’ said unit manager Aubrey Matthews. The following projects were awarded: Compost…

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

Jun 30, 2017

  Over the many years, landscape architects have often mentioned that they struggle to find .PNG images of indigenous trees for use in the CAD landscape design software . As a result of this, we at Just Trees have spent the last 4-5 months  compiling a comprehensive .PNG image range  of our different tree species for landscape architects to use. These are now available for FREE to download and utilise to aid you with your renderings, plant knowledge and aesthetics Please see http://www.justtrees.co.za/searchPics.php . There is a column named “ .PNGimages for Landscape Architects” under which all these images are available. We highly recommend giving…

Expo for Public Space this September 2017

Jun 28, 2017

Why not visit the largest international event for design, planning and maintenance of public space this September… it is also a lovely excuse for a trip! The Expo for Public Space is the largest exhibition in Europe which focuses exclusively on all the aspects of public space. The exhibition offers an extensive insight into the latest products and services regarding: Play – playground, park and recreation equipment Lighting – urban lighting Green – trees, plants and other green urban facilities Street furniture Pavement – clay, concrete, asphalt and natural stone paving Landscape architecture & Design Subsurface Advice & Management Over…