Spring fever? 2010’s Tree of the Year is the Fever Tree (Acacia Xanthophloea). It grows near stagnant water where malaria mosquitoes breed – hence the name. Fever trees occur in low-lying swampy areas, margins of lakes and pans and along river banks. They attract a lot of bird species which make their nests in them, especially weavers. Fever trees grow at a phenomenal rate making it a favourite choice. Due to the invasive root system it should not be planted near buildings or paving.”
The Joburg website has a page with all the activities taking place over Arbour Week in Johannesburg and more rather interesting information too. Right. Sun-hat on. Spade in hand. Heading for the garden.
Happy Spring Day to all in the Southern Hemisphere!