Interesting article on the SA Forestry Website about the Outeniqua Yellowoods.

 

Have you ever wondered how a little seedling emerging from a hard seed under the forest canopy can over time become a massive tree growing up to 50 m in height with a spreading crown of up to 30 m wide and a stem diameter of over 2 m; and live for over 2000 years? The species is nationally protected, and several trees of this species are further protected as Champion Trees under the National Forests Act of 1998. In the forest, the tree is home for many other plants and animals. Its timber has been used in many different ways and it is well used in ecotourism activities and landscaping (gardens, parks and streets). People often wonder whether this tree can be planted more widely for its timber. Some of these points are discussed below …

 

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