Thank you Minister Tina Joemat-Peterson for protecting our Irene Trees!

28th July 2012 at 1:21 pm

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries intends to declare a list of particular trees “Champion Trees” as protected under Section 12 (1) (a) and (b) of the National Forests Act, 1998. This list includes the existing list of declared Champion Trees as well as new nominations.

Eucalyptus Rooibloekom
(River red gum)
Irene Farm Estate, Pretoria,

Estate land, parts of which were bought by prominent South African figures such as General Jan Smuts, with a variety of trees planted since the late 19th century.

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