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Planting a Legacy
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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! We reached out to our supporters and previous volunteers and asked everyone to help us plant for the future... trees! Every day we are emitting Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere, we are urging you to make a positive difference and plant a tree for the future!
For all the reasons to plant a tree, including Trees Combat the Greenhouse Effect, trees represent a crucial element of the water cycle, trees are good for the environment, trees produce food and so many more, click here.
Thanks to the following people for already donating to plant a tree! We have found each tree a pretty spot within the electric fenced area;
Rachel Hay for a Mango Tree
Emma Lovell for a Marula Tree
Nicole Webber for a Marula Tree
Alessia Niccolucci for an Orange Tree
Kelsey Fisher for a Mango tree
Lisa Marie Kuhlemann for an orange tree
Vanessa Sparkes for a Lychee Tree
Zoe Cooper for a 'Fried Egg Tree'
Zoe Cooper for a Marula Tree
Leonor Bottoro for an Orange Tree
Lots of beautiful young trees have been planted in our new Visitor Education Area which is within an electric fence, therefore safe from the elephants and baboons in the reserve; offering a home for birds and eventually fruits to feed our captive animals!
The orange tree (left) was sponsored by Leonor Bottoro and planted outside of the Education Centre. 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.
Emma Lovell, Zoe Cooper and Nicole Webber sponsored the beautiful marula trees which have been planted just outside the Education Centre area and Volunteer Village.
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.
When you plant trees, you don't just make your or C.A.R.E.'s local environment 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. There are so many reasons to plant a tree! Help us by planting a legacy and pick the tree you would like to donate to plant today! What about a Christmas or Birthday Gift? We will happily send a Gift Certificate and photo of the tree you planted in someone else's name too!