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Three SALI manuals on landscaping standards released for members

The South African Landscapers’ Institute (SALI) has released three manuals on Landscaping Standards for Maintenance, Construction and Interior Plantscaping Handbook for Interior Plantscaping Landscape Standards for Construction Landscape Standards for Maintenance   Developed exclusively for SALI members, all three manuals

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Birdscaping – Landscaping for birds

Southern Africa boasts some of the world’s most beautiful bird species. How can you birdscape your landscape to attract feathered guests? Birds have simple needs – they require shelter, water and food. If you are able to supply these, they’ll

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Landscape with indigenous trees this Arbor Month

Celebrate National Arbor Month Arbor Month is is annually commemorated in September in South Africa. The celebration is aimed at raising awareness and sensitising South Africans about the need to conserve, protect and plant trees for environmental and human related

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Water saving conservation efforts this summer

Water conservation is an important element of water supply planning and necessitates the responsible use of water, using water wise efficiency improvement mechanisms. Water conservation is essential in South Africa, a water scarce country. This is owing to an arid

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Plant pompon trees to celebrate Arbor Week

South Africa’s Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) highlights three trees for attention in Arbor Week (1-7 September) each year. Three 2022 Trees of the Year are: Common TreePompon tree – Dais cotinifolia Tree for PromotionAfrican wattle –

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Turning the tide on mangrove deforestation

Over the past 40 years, over 20 percent of mangroves globally were lost due to both human activities and natural retraction.  But climate change has made humanity to re-evaluate its natural resources, and mangroves are now increasingly understood to be

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