New Prices
12 April 2016
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Due to the rising cost of supplies, labour and maintenance, we at TreeCo have had to pass along a slight increase in our prices as of the 4th of April.  Given the steady job we’ve done improving various aspects of our nursery’s production over the past seven months you can, as always, rest assured that TreeCo trees are amongst the absolute best trees in the Western Cape. In addition, all of our processes are environmentally friendly. You can contact the TreeCo office for our updated price list: info@treeco.co.za.
Every Dog Has His (TreeCo) Day
9 March 2016
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Around mid Feb we were asked to assist the wonderful people of Grassy Park SPCA to upgrade their premises. Thanks to donors’ funding, they have an amazing, top-class facility and are in the process of upgrading their premises which houses, as you know, abused and unwanted animals. Included in the upgrade is an awesome, shady play area for the animals. TreeCo has been tasked with greening the adoption centre, creating borders, and planting a little forest in which the vets and staff can recharge after a tough day. Take a look at the good work in action on our Facebook page.
Indoor Forests and Friends on Show 
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If you’ve never seen an indoor forest before, do be sure to catch us at the next Cape Green Forum exhibition at GrandWest, Cape Town. We had another super successful run, meeting up with colleagues in the business again as well as South Africa’s esteemed and ‘favourite gardener’, Keith Kirsten (for whom we’ve had the privilege of providing trees to). As the next Cape Green Forum show will only be held in a good few months, you can find our real outdoor forest in Lady Loch Way, Wellington. Give us a call on 021 864 3046 to arrange a tour.
February in Full Swing
1 February 2016
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Well, after a well deserved break, we’re back, ready to take on 2016. We trust you’ve had a wonderful holiday and that all loved-ones are back safe and ready for this year. With your continued support and business, we’ve spent the month ‘spring’-cleaning TreeCo and are almost back in tip-top shape. There is quite a lot of work to be done but nothing is ever too big a job or too much to handle.
The Final Count Down
1 December 2015
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TreeCo will be closed from the 11th of December till the 11th of January for a well deserved holiday season. The last of 2015’s deliveries and collections will be the 10th of December so please do get your order in in time to avoid disappointment. Remember that water is a priority this summer so keep on being water wise and stick to TreeCo eco friendly growing methods.

With the holiday season upon us we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped shape our business. It's been quite a year for us and we hope that you have found 2015 just as memorable. THANK YOU to all our regular and new clients - we wish you and your loved ones a blessed festive season; see you in 2016.
November News
4 November 2015
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Growing trees and supplying them to all sorts of clients is certainly a perk of the job. In just one week at TreeCo, we greened a new school in Swellendam (with The Garden Shack), offered our services to a business park in Killarney Gardens for the first time (managed by De la Porte), and delivered trees to Mick at Hortolene in Constantia. VVD Projects supplied De Grendel Estate with our stock, GardenScapes completed a new development in Stellenbosch and Yokwana greened up a new sewage plant in Riebeeck with TreeCo trees. Stephan at Cape Rain had been under huge pressure at a new mall in Langeberg ridge, so our trees helped to ease the work load there. We proudly added Execuflora as a new client specialising in indoor plants, pots, flower arrangements and artwork.

TreeCo also had a visit from the team at Stellenbosch Municipality’s Million Trees, a massive community development project that is also running to tackle the threat of global warming. After showing them TreeCo trees and our growing process, they took some time to give us their feedback:
“Thank you so much for the opportunity that you afforded us yesterday.
It was wonderful having a look at all the beautiful trees in your nursery and quite educational, as we learnt about the various methods you use to produce such high quality trees. We look forward to doing business with you in the future."

Should you or your team want to visit us at the nursery, you can contact us directly.
Showtime for TreeCo
6 October 2015
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TreeCo has been exceptionally busy this month running multiple projects alongside our planting season. We planted 2000 x 20L trees and shrubs, 1000 x 100L trees and fruit trees and about 2500 x 2L trees and shrubs. We then added to our existing stock list and planted 500 x 20L fruit trees which should be ready for you by February; we’ll keep you posted about their progress in the months to come.

Then, on the 9th of September at Grand West arena, the Cape Green forum hosted another spectacular Cape Green Trade day. As always, TreeCo caught up with some familiar industry faces and spent time chatting to new clients in the little forest we created for the event. Thank you to Cape Green Forum for another delightful day. Take a look at photos of the event and TreeCo’s busy month on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to LIKE and SHARE our posts with others.
Cape Green Trade Show
1 September 2015
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Twice a year, the Grand Arena at Grandwest is transformed into a natural wonderland. Exhibitors display all kinds of horticultural oriented products and services available in Cape Town. We always go out of our way to create the a most magical miniature forest for clients (and their kids) to explore while observing the outstanding quality of TreeCo trees.

Join us, our co-suppliers and colleagues on the 9th of September at the Grand Arena, Grandwest in Goodwood for the next Cape Green Trade Day; we look forward to seeing you there.
Around the world in TreeCo days
4 August 2015
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TreeCo has just been on another awesome adventure with Kayden Kleinhans this month as we sponsored the renowned filmmaker, adventurer, eco-warrior and father of the Global Wheeling Foundation with 100 stunning specimens for the Mitchells Plain area. We’ve been sponsoring Kayden, who is now 9000 kilometres into his second revolution circumnavigating the widest point of the globe (which is a whopping 44 000 kilometres), for five years and will continue to do the good work with him for the next few years to come. Take a peek at this project on our Facebook page.

From one good cause to another, TreeCo partnered up with Haw and Inglis and were contracted to supply and plant 19 beautiful 1000L Harpephyllum caffrum (wild plums) in Heideveld CRU. At this point we’d like to thank VVD Projects who have been in charge of the irrigation of these beauties. And from one thank you to another: thank you, Cobus from Earthworm, for his business support when we delivered the colossal 2000L Harpephyllum caffrum in Big Bay; and, as August is Women’s Month, we’d like to thank the most special (and only) lady in the TreeCo team, Lizelle, for giving TreeCo a feminine touch.
Moving trees with TreeCo
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It takes time and patience to get a massive tree placed in the right spot. From collecting to transporting and then delivering. So our next huge thanks goes out to Greg Muller from Moving Trees for always being a great help when we need crane trucks for our bigger beauties. Take a look at our Facebook page to see our big tree logistics in action.

One thing we’ve always been proud of here at TreeCo is our staff’s dedication. Not even a bit of overtime on a Friday afternoon could stop our team from delivering an outstanding service that resulted in three 1000L Olea missions being planted at De Aar Hospital. TreeCo is also proud to announce that we will be venturing into new, smaller grounds and soon will also have 10L and 20L stock available. Give Rudi a shout on 082 829 5543 for your big or small tree order.
Ottery church gets the full TreeCo treatment
7 July 2015
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While we know good deeds shouldn’t really be made public, we’ve just got to tell you about a brilliant initiative TreeCo had the privilege of pulling together thanks to an invite by one of our clients. The Destiny by Faith church in Ottery do a phenomenal job of helping the community and, after hearing about them wanting to improve their grounds, we couldn’t resist donating about 60 trees to start their own little Eden which will include a play area for the kids.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Di Irish from Cape Green Forum for inviting Rudi back for more Garden Talk Sessions at Bellville and Milnerton Stodels last month. Follow us on Facebook for details on any interesting future talks.

Back on home soil, our TreeCo team has done an amazing job of the ongoing replanting process we started last month with another 4 000 trees freshly bagged for purchase. Precision and careful handling becomes more important as we move into July given the capricious nature of the Cape of Storms’ winter months.
TreeCo hosts CPUT students and teams up with revered Master Organics
2 June 2015
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Our top highlight this month is a stunning new partnership with Master Organics. They have been in the business for more than 47 years and we are exceptionally pleased that such a reputable, longstanding business in the green industry is selling our trees on a retail basis. We would also like to mention that one of the secret ingredients in TreeCo tree mix is a Master Organics product.

In the second week of May, TreeCo hosted 48 students from Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s horticulture and landscape department who came to see our set-up and operational systems, taking note of our newly planted Searsia pendulina (aka White Karree) in 100lt bags and other handy hints from Rudi.

Universities aren’t the only ones who have sought out TreeCo expertise recently. Rudi was a speaker at the Gardening Talks with Stodels not too long ago, where he shared his knowledge of caring and growing trees with Cape Town gardeners. Give him a call on 082 829 5543 if you would like him to speak at one of your events.
TreeCo bags the best trees again
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It’s that time of the year when we are in the process of planting and replanting about 4000 trees again. This, as you can imagine, is a massive undertaking as each tree takes about an hour to transplant. At TreeCo, we use root control grow bags for our stock. The bags are soft sided which means they are soft on our trees’ roots. They ensure a greater root surface area because they promote fibrous root systems instead of circular root systems like that of hard containers. Because grow bags produce more concentrated root systems, the ‘rootball’ is smaller and less space is needed on your nursery floor for the same amount of stock. It also means that TreeCo trees are easier to move and deliver. Did you know that we deliver? Give us a call on 021 864 3046 to place your big tree orders.
Keith Kirsten gives us two thumbs up at the Cape Green Trade Show
8 April 2015
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The Cape Town Trade Show, held on the18th of March, saw the city’s greenest fingers come together in the Grand West Arena. Along with the opportunity to show off TreeCo trees in our jungle-like stand, we forged an exciting new relationship with well-known Starke Ayres and are looking forward to many collaborative years ahead.

The king of South African flora, Mr. Keith Kirsten, was also there and took some time to chat to Rudi before giving TreeCo his grade A approval, a great reaffirmation that TreeCo trees really are superior in quality and method of growing. That was not the only positive feedback we received at the show, special thanks go out to everyone who gave such positive responses to our work. Photos of us in action are on our Facebook page.
March mentions
10 March 2015
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Special thanks go out to Servest for making a dent in our tree collection over the last few weeks, we appreciate your loyal use of our services. Another highlight this month has been the successful transplanting of 3 Erythrina caffras (commonly known as Coral Tree), medium to large deciduous trees that are best moved in Summer while they are dormant. To see live action of these trees being moved and bagged, watch Rudi's video here.

This month’s tree special is the Rhus / Searsia pendulina (White Karee) – 100L – 2,8m and 5cm stems available. These trees thrive in sandy soil with loads of sun; they have a large root system and can reach 7m to 15m in adulthood.

Please accept our open invitation to come and visit us at the nursery. Book an appointment via the office: 021 864 3046 or Rudi himself: 082 829 5543 to see how our organically grown nursery functions on a day to day basis.
TreeCo welcomes a new team member
10 February 2015
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It is with great pleasure that we introduce and welcome our new Nursery Manager, Alwyn Carstens. Alwyn is a positive new member of the team and we wish him the best of luck as the hard work and growth starts.

Gearing up for a productive year, we have increased our stock – with 7000 trees and another 3000 arriving soon.

We are just as pleased to announce that we are getting amazing results with growing our trees naturally, without the use of chemical fertilizers.