700 new trees for Motaganeng

As part of its commitment to keep development “green” at the new residential estates in Burgersfort, Cranbrook Property Projects has recently planted hundreds of new indigenous trees.
Among these are some 700 saplings of the Weeping Boer-Bean or Wild Fuchsia that have been placed to grow and create a beautiful canopy of shade over all the main roadways of the Motaganeng Lifestyle Estate.
The scientific name of these trees is Schotia brachypetala and in nature, they are found in low-altitude dry areas from the Eastern Cape right through Limpopo and up into Mozambique and Zambia. Their leaves are a coppery colour when young and a glossy, dark green when they are mature.
Their massive fuchsia-coloured flowers produce copious amounts of nectar which attract bees and butterflies as well as sunbirds and other, insect-eating birds. The flowers themselves and the seeds or “beans” are also eaten by birds, squirrels and monkeys, while in the wild, the leaves, bark, pods and roots are eaten by antelope, porcupines and even rhino.
Once the pods have been roasted, the beans can also be eaten by humans. They are low in protein and fat and high in carbohydrate content.
Cranbrook MD Hoffman Prinsloo says that as the developer of Motaganeng, the company has been committed to green building and environmental practices from the outset, and that an important part of this process is to encourage the growth of indigenous plants and trees in the estate.
“And we are encouraging residents to do the same, not only to beautify their gardens and surroundings but also because mature trees, especially, are carbon sinks that help to regulate weather patterns, air quality and even ambient temperatures – a fact that is especially relevant in Limpopo in summer.
“It is also part of our vision to create really attractive new residential areas close to Burgersfort for the employees and executives of the scores of platinum and chrome mines in the vicinity. We want our estates to be lush, leafy retreats where residents can enjoy the natural bushveld surroundings to the full.”

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