ARBOUR MONTH – tree planting

Thanks to Gill Noyce who donated two Umdoni [Syzygium cordatum] trees, also known as the Waterberry tree.

Thanks to Eunice Barendse who delivered the trees plus two bags of compost to the park in Elizabeth road which Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association adopted in 2008.

Zukisane & Songezile Nathaza mulched around the trees planted in previous years and then planted the two Umdoni trees.

This tree is known for its many uses. The fleshy fruit is slightly acidic in flavour and is eaten by children, monkeys, bush-babies, bats and birds. The berries are also used to sometimes make an alcoholic drink. In central Africa the tree is known as a remedy for stomach ache and diarrhoea. It is also used to treat respiratory ailments and tuberculosis.

The tree grows to a height of 8 – 15 metres.

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