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ARBOR WEEK - Trees of the Year: 2001 - 2020

Arbor Week endeavours to help increase public awareness of just a few of the 2 000 indigenous tree species in South Africa. Each year the Arbor Week celebration highlights two specific trees, one common and one rare species.

Year Common Tree Rare Tree
2001 Loxystylis alata Tarwood
Teerhout
Ptaeroxylon obliquum Sneezewood
Nieshout
2002 Pittosporum viridiflorum Cheesewood
Kasuur
Alberta magna Natal Flamebush
Breekhout
2003 Rhus chirendensis Red Currant
Bostaaibos
Pterocarpus angolensis Wild Teak
Kiaat
2004 Kirkia acuminata & K. williamsii White or Mountain Seringa
Witsering
Combretum bracteosum Hiccup Nut
Hikklimop
2005 Schefflera umbellifera False Cabbage Tree
Basterkiepersol
Adansonia digitata Baobab
Kremetart
2006 Burchellia bubalina Wild Pomegranate
Wildegranaat
Raphia australis Kosi palm
Kosipalm
2007 Rhus (Searsia) pyroides Common Wild Current
Gewone Taaibos
Pavetta schumanniana Poison Bride's Bush
Gifbruidsbos
2008 Harpephyllum caffrum Wild Plum
Wildepruim
Diospyros whyteana


Markhamia zanzibarica
Bladder-nut
Swartbas

Bell Bean Tree
Klokkiesboontjieboom
2009 Acacia galpinii Monkey Thorn
Apiesdoring
Halleria lucida


Pterocarpus rotundifolius
Tree Fuchsia
Notsung

Round-leaved Teak
Dopperkiaat
2010 Acacia xanthophloea Fever Tree
Koorsboom
Rothmania capensis &

R.globosa


Cladostemom kirkii
Cape Gardenia
Kaapse Katjiepiering
Bell Gardenia
Klokkieskatjiepiering

Tonga-kerrie
Tongakierie
2011 Pappea capensis Jacket-plum
Doppruim
Genus Pavetta


Nuxia congesta
Bride's Bushes
Bruidsbome

Common Wild Elder
Gewone Wildevlier
2012 Syzygium cordatum Water Berry
Waterbessie
Protorhus longifolia


Bruguiera gymnorrhiza
Red Beech
Rooiboekenhout

Black Mangrove
Swartwortelboom
2013 Virgilia oroboides Blossom Tree
Keurboom
Grewia occidentalis


Barringtonia racemosa
Cross-Berry
Kruisbessie

Powder-puff Tree
Poeierkwasboom
2014 Genus Heteropyxis Lavender Trees
Laventelbome
Vepris lanceolata White Ironwood
Witysterhout
2015 Combretum kraussii Forest Bushwillow
Bosvaderlandswilg
Heteromorpha trifoliata Parseley Tree
Wildepieterseliebos
2016 Ficus thonningii Common Wild Fig
Gewone Wildevy
Maerua cafra


Maerua angolensis
Common Bush-cherry
Gewone Witbos

Bead-bean Tree
Knoppiesboontjieboom
2017 Ziziphus mucronata Hairy Buffalo-thorn
Harige Blinkblaar wag-n-bietjie
Euclea pseudebenus Ebony Tree
Ebbeboom
2018 Genus Podocarpus Yellowwoods
Geelhoutbome
Boscia albitrunca Shepherd’s Tree
Witgat
2019 Sclerocarya birrea Marula
Maroela
Lonchocarpus capassa
(has changed to Philenoptera violacea)
Apple-leaf
Appelblaar
2020 Ekebergia capensis Cape Ash
Essenhout
Adansonia digitata Baobab
Kremetart



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