Bush 4 Baboons: Leave a positive legacy and plant a tree in our reserve for $20!

Plant a Tree at C.A.R.E.

We're asking our supporters if they want to leave a positive mark on C.A.R.E. and the planet through donating to buy a tree to plant in the reserve!

There are so many great reasons to want to plant a tree!

We want to be a more sustainable sanctuary, through actively improving our on-site habitat within our "rebuild area" (which is protected within an electric fence) and producing some of our own food. 

 

We are aiming to plant native fruit trees such as marula trees, water berrys,  baobabs, grewias and also some fruit/nut trees which can be cultivated; macadamia, avocado, mango and lychee. 

 

What a great way to make the place beautiful, provide natural and juicy food for the wild birds and captive animals undergoing rehabilitation and make a positive contribution to the planet! 

 

Get involved now and make a BIG POSITIVE IMPACT!

Choose your tree below!

Plant a marula tree $30

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Sclerocarya birrea: Marula trees are indigenous, beautiful and provide delicious, juicy marula fruits and an edible nut.

The vitamin C content of the Marula fruits is eight times higher than that in an orange. The fruits are also rich in oleic acids and antioxidants.

The nuts of these trees are rich in nutritional content having high levels of protein, energy and mineral. They are rich in minerals like iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus and copper.

Invest in the future and plant a Marula Tree!

Plant a WATErBERRY tree $35

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Syzygium cordatum is an evergreen, water-loving tree, so will need to be planted in a place where we get lots of water (like the drain from the baboon water dams).

It is a beautiful, nutritious indigenous, fruit bearing tree. 

Monkeys, bushbabies and birds adore the juicy, vitamin rich fruits!

These trees will provide great shade and hiding places for birds, bugs and other critters!  It'll be wonderful to harvest the berry-like fruits in the future.

Invest in the future and plant a Water Berry Tree.

Plant aN AVOCADO TREE $20

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Avocado trees are quick growing and quick to produce delicious, nutritious fruits.  The trees make great shade and can produce bountiful crops!

The Avocado Tree is very popular because it is so easy to grow. It is self-pollinating and bears delicious fruit.  It is classified as a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae.

Avocados are a nutritional super-food. It's the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat. This is the good fat that is reported to boost your good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL).

 

Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, protein and folic acid.  They also act as a "nutrient booster" by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit.

Baboons love avocados!

Being quick to produce the rewards from planting one of these trees will come fast!  So don't delay, plant today!

Plant a Baobab TREE $45

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Planting a Baobab is an investment in the future, since they take an exceptionally long time to mature to produce fruit. 

 

Baobabs are incredible trees, they are know as one of the "Tree's of Life".  They drop their leaves in winter and are renowned for living for hundreds of years.

Baobab Fruit Has:

  • 6 x Antioxidants of Blueberries

  • 6 x Vitamin C of Oranges

  • 6 x Potassium of Bananas

  • 50% Heart Healthy Fiber Per Serving

  • More Magnesium Than Coconut Water

  • Twice As Much Calcium as Milk

  • Ethically and Sustainably Harvested

Baobab is the common name for each of the nine species of tree in the genus Adansonia.  The baobab tree is an icon of the African savannah, a symbol of life and positivity in a landscape where little else can thrive.  It is at the heart of many traditional remedies and folklore and can have a lifespan of up to 5000 years.

The tree's fruits are large pods known as 'monkey bread' or 'cream of tartar fruit' and are rich in vitamin C. 

Make your mark on the next millenia and plant a Baobab!

Plant a mango tree $17

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Quick to produce big juicy fruits mango trees are fantastic! Cultivated mostly for edible fruit, the majority of these species are found in nature as wild mangoes.

Mangos contain over 20 different vitamins and minerals, and are a good source of dietary fibre helping to make them a superfood.

We planted two young mango trees last year and already they beared fruits for the baboons to enjoy!

Once these trees are mature they provide wonderful shade and bountiful harvests!

Plant aN Orange TREE $20

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With sweet smelling flowers and delicious fruits, these quick to produce trees are a wonderful addition to our garden!

Orange is a citrus fruit that belongs to the family Rutaceae.

Oranges are rich source of vitamin C, vitamins of the B group and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus.

Due to high content of vitamin C, orange can improve immune system, facilitate absorption of the iron and accelerate wound healing.

Orange peel contains fragrant oils that are used in the aromatherapy and industry of perfumes. Flower of the orange tree is used for the same purposes. 

Orange peel contains chemicals which repel pests such as slugs. Because of that, sliced orange peel can be used as natural pesticide in gardens.

Orange tree can survive up to 50 years under appropriate climate conditions.

Let's plant some oranges for the animals!

REASONS TO PLANT A TREE

Common sense should tell you

TREES Provide food

Aside from fruit for humans, trees provide food for birds and wildlife!  We really want to plant native trees and fruit producing trees to provide food for our captive animals undergoing rehabilitation, and for the wild animal visitors too.

TREES BLOCK THINGS

Trees can mask concrete walls or parking lots, and power lines and poles. They muffle sound from nearby streets and freeways, and create an eye-soothing canopy of green. Trees absorb dust and wind and reduce glare.

Trees Provide Oxygen

We rely on oxygen, as do our fellow animals and birds.  In one year an acre of trees can provide enough oxygen for eighteen people.

Trees Conserve Energy

trees Provide A Canopy and Habitat for Wildlife

Everyone needs sanctuary from the South African sun, to take a nap or to hide from predators.  Birds of prey may perch to scan for food too.

Trees Are Teachers and Playmates

Whether houses for children, creative and spiritual inspiration for adults, or a play ground for a baboon, trees have provided the space for human and animal retreat throughout the ages.

Trees Cool the Streets, Cities, Playing Fields

Trees cool the city by up to 10 degrees F by shading homes and streets and breaking up urban “heat islands” – and by releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves.  Out in the African bush shade is much needed for animals, birds, other plants and the staff to thrive.

Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50%. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.

REASONS TO PLANT A TREE

If you needed more reasons to plant a tree, there are SO many reasons to plant a tree.

Trees are beautiful, natural and produce oxygen for us to breathe.  Trees are a place of sanctuary, rest, shade.  Trees should never be underestimated.  Every day hundred of trees are cut down, if we plant more, we are helping the planet and the animals.  Additionally, trees make delicious fruits for us and animals to eat! 

TREES Provide food

Aside from fruit for humans, trees provide food for birds and wildlife!  We really want to plant native trees and fruit producing trees to provide food for our captive animals undergoing rehabilitation, and for the wild animal visitors too.

trees Provide A Canopy and Habitat for Wildlife

Everyone needs sanctuary from the South African sun, to take a nap or to hide from predators.  Birds of prey may perch to scan for food too.

TREES BLOCK THINGS

Trees can mask concrete walls or parking lots, and power lines and poles. They muffle sound from nearby streets and freeways, and create an eye-soothing canopy of green. Trees absorb dust and wind and reduce glare.

Trees Provide Oxygen

We rely on oxygen, as do our fellow animals and birds.  In one year an acre of trees can provide enough oxygen for eighteen people.

Trees Conserve Energy

Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50%. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.

Trees help to modify local climate by lowering air temperature, increasing humidity, influencing wind speeds and reducing glare.

Trees Prevent soil erosion

On hillsides, dusty areas or stream slopes, trees slow runoff and hold soil in place.  In the rebuild area the sun bakes the earth, which becomes dusty and can be blown away, or washed away when it rains.  With the tree providing shade and a mini-micro climate, it can prevent this from happening.

Trees CAN HeLP Save Water

Trees CAN HeLP Save Water

Trees Are Teachers and Playmates

Whether houses for children, creative and spiritual inspiration for adults, or a play ground for a baboon, trees have provided the space for human and animal retreat throughout the ages.

Trees Cool the Streets, Cities, Playing Fields

Trees cool the city by up to 10 degrees F by shading homes and streets and breaking up urban “heat islands” – and by releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves.  Out in the African bush shade is much needed for animals, birds, other plants and the staff to thrive.

PLANTING A TREE REDUCES YOUR CARBON FOOT PRINT

When you plant trees, you don't just make your property or your community nicer. You also directly reduce your carbon footprint. To a large extent, trees eat carbon dioxide. However, in addition to that benefit, you can also plant trees in a way to help you save energy and generate even less carbon.

Trees Combat the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming is the result of an excess of greenhouse gases, created by burning fossil fuels and destroying tropical rainforests. Heat from the sun, reflected back from the earth, is trapped in this thickening layer of gases and global temperatures rise as a result. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major greenhouse gas. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Most trees need only fifteen gallons of water a week, the equivalent of two toilet flushes. What’s more, as trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture.

TREES ARE BENEFICIAL TO THE NUTRIENT CYCLE

Planting a tree onto bare, dry earth and providing some compost and a little water to get it going begins to grow a whole new habitat; with new nutrient, water and carbon cycles.

Trees shed their leaves, provide a home for birds and animals which may offer more "compost" (if you know what we mean!), they offer shade, which in a warm environment can help micro-organisms break down the leaves and the "compost" and reduce water evapourating into the atmoshpere; the local environment suddenly becomes alive again!

REASONS TO PLANT A TREE

If you needed more reasons to plant a tree, there are SO many reasons to plant a tree.

Trees are beautiful, natural and produce oxygen for us to breathe.  Trees are a place of sanctuary, rest, shade.  Trees should never be underestimated.  Every day hundred of trees are cut down, if we plant more, we are helping the planet and the animals.  Additionally, trees make delicious fruits for us and animals to eat! 

TREES Provide food

Aside from fruit for humans, trees provide food for birds and wildlife!  We really want to plant native trees and fruit producing trees to provide food for our captive animals undergoing rehabilitation, and for the wild animal visitors too.

trees Provide A Canopy and Habitat for Wildlife

Everyone needs sanctuary from the South African sun, to take a nap or to hide from predators.  Birds of prey may perch to scan for food too.

TREES BLOCK THINGS

Trees can mask concrete walls or parking lots, and power lines and poles. They muffle sound from nearby streets and freeways, and create an eye-soothing canopy of green. Trees absorb dust and wind and reduce glare.

Trees Provide Oxygen

We rely on oxygen, as do our fellow animals and birds.  In one year an acre of trees can provide enough oxygen for eighteen people.

Trees Conserve Energy

Three trees placed strategically around a single-family home can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50%. By reducing the energy demand for cooling our houses, we reduce carbon dioxide and other pollution emissions from power plants.

Trees help to modify local climate by lowering air temperature, increasing humidity, influencing wind speeds and reducing glare.

Trees Prevent soil erosion

On hillsides, dusty areas or stream slopes, trees slow runoff and hold soil in place.  In the rebuild area the sun bakes the earth, which becomes dusty and can be blown away, or washed away when it rains.  With the tree providing shade and a mini-micro climate, it can prevent this from happening.

Trees CAN HeLP Save Water

Trees CAN HeLP Save Water

Shade from trees slows water evaporation from thirsty lawns. Most trees need only fifteen gallons of water a week, the equivalent of two toilet flushes. What’s more, as trees transpire, they increase atmospheric moisture.

TREES ARE BENEFICIAL TO THE NUTRIENT CYCLE

Planting a tree onto bare, dry earth and providing some compost and a little water to get it going begins to grow a whole new habitat; with new nutrient, water and carbon cycles.

Trees shed their leaves, provide a home for birds and animals which may offer more "compost" (if you know what we mean!), they offer shade, which in a warm environment can help micro-organisms break down the leaves and the "compost" and reduce water evapourating into the atmoshpere; the local environment suddenly becomes alive again!

TREES ARE Good for the Environment

Planting a tree onto bare, dry earth and providing some compost and a little water to get it going begins to grow a whole new habitat; with new nutrient, water and carbon cycles.

Trees shed their leaves, provide a home for birds and animals which may offer more "compost" (if you know what we mean!), they offer shade, which in a warm environment can help micro-organisms break down the leaves and the "compost" and reduce water evapourating into the atmoshpere; the local environment suddenly becomes alive again!

TREES REDUCE STRESS, lowers blood pressure and improves mood

Numerous studies show that both exercising in forests and simply sitting looking at the trees reduce blood pressure as well as the stress-related hormones cortisol and adrenaline. Looking at pictures of trees has a similar, but less dramatic, effect.

Studies examining the same activities in urban, unplanted areas showed no reduction of stress-related effects. Using the Profile of Mood States test, researchers found that forest bathing trips significantly decreased the scores for anxiety, depression, anger, confusion and fatigue. And because stress inhibits the immune system, the stress-reduction benefits of forests are further magnified.

Trees Are Teachers and Playmates

Whether houses for children, creative and spiritual inspiration for adults, or a play ground for a baboon, trees have provided the space for human and animal retreat throughout the ages.

Trees Cool the Streets, Cities, Playing Fields

Trees cool the city by up to 10 degrees F by shading homes and streets and breaking up urban “heat islands” – and by releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves.  Out in the African bush shade is much needed for animals, birds, other plants and the staff to thrive.

PLANTING A TREE REDUCES YOUR CARBON FOOT PRINT

When you plant trees, you don't just make your property or your community nicer. You also directly reduce your carbon footprint. To a large extent, trees eat carbon dioxide. However, in addition to that benefit, you can also plant trees in a way to help you save energy and generate even less carbon.

Trees Combat the Greenhouse Effect

Global warming is the result of an excess of greenhouse gases, created by burning fossil fuels and destroying tropical rainforests. Heat from the sun, reflected back from the earth, is trapped in this thickening layer of gases and global temperatures rise as a result. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major greenhouse gas. Trees absorb carbon dioxide, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

TREES REPRESENT A CRUCIAL ELEMENT OF THE WATER CYCLE

Planting a tree onto bare, dry earth and providing some compost and a little water to get it going begins to grow a whole new habitat; with new nutrient, water and carbon cycles.

Forests and trees represent a crucial part of the water cycle. The soil absorbs precipitation that falls from the clouds, and trees draw water from the soil into their roots to support all of their life major processes such as growth, reproduction, and maintenance.  As water travels from the roots out to the leaves, water is lost through tiny pores, or stomata, in a process called transpiration. Transpiration and evaporation together comprise total evapotranspiration, the amount of water returned to the atmosphere as vapor to continue the water cycle.  Trees lower surface runoff, groundwater recharge, and water yield.   As climate change causes greater precipitation extremes and higher temperatures, trees and forests will play an increasingly vital role in the Earth's water cycle. Forests increase water quality by minimizing erosion and intercepting polluted runoff, which may become more important if climate change threatens local water supplies.

TREES ARE BEAUTIFUL

Trees are beneficial not only for their positive health and environmental impacts; they are also BEAUTIFUL!  An area with trees is cooler, full of natures chorus and pleasing to the eye!

TREES Attract Song Birds

We love the sound sounds of birds!  Nature's chorus is a wonderful thing to wake up to and trees will help ensure we don't miss out through providing nesting sites, food and shelter.

Exposure to forests boosts our immune system

While we breathe in the fresh air, we breathe in phytoncides, airborne chemicals that plants give off to protect themselves from insects.

 

Phytoncides have antibacterial and antifungal qualities which help plants fight disease. When people breathe in these chemicals, our bodies respond by increasing the number and activity of a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells or NK. These cells kill tumor- and virus-infected cells in our bodies.

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Plant a mango tree $17

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Plant aN Avocado tree $20

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