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Tree of the Year List

Since 1996, the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry have nominated
two trees of the year per year.

One is a common species and the other a rare species.
Year
Tree #
Botanical Name / Common Name
Algemene Naam
1975
15, 16, 17, 18
Podocarpus-species / Yellow wood tree  Geelhoutboom
1976
EXOTIC
Pinus species / Pine tree Denneboom
1977
39, 40, 41
Celtis-species / White stinkwood Witstinkhout
1978
EXOTIC
Eucalyptus-species /  Gomboom
1979
-
None nominated - Geen genomineer /   

Year
Tree #
Botanical Name / Common Name
Algemene Naam
1980
118, 119
Ocotea species / Stinkwood Stinkhout
1981
160 to 189
Acacia species / Thorn tree Doringboom
1982
242 to 245
Erythrina species / Coral tree Koraalboom
1983
377 to 396
Rhus species / Karree Karee
1984
47 to 69
Ficus species / Wild fig Wildevye
1985
208.1 to 208.7
Bauhinia species / Neat's foot Beesklou
1986
86 to 98.2
Protea species / Protea Protea
1987
561 to 565
Cussonia species / Cabbage tree Kiepersol
1988
617 to 620
Olea species / Olive, Ironwood Olienhout, Ysterhout
1989
256
Calodendrum capense / Cape chestnut Kaapse kastaiing

Year
Tree #
Botanical Name / Common Name
Algemene Naam
1990
EXOTIC
Quercus species / Oak tree Eikeboom
1991
300 to 301
Trichilia species / Mahogany Essenhout
1992
INVADER CAT 2
Popolus species / Poplar Populierboom
1993
201 to 204
Schotia species / Boer-bean Boerboon
1994
222
Bolusanthus speciosus / Tree wisteria Vanwykshout
1995
536
Combretum erythrophyllum / River bushwillow Riviervaderlandswilg
1996
488
Warburgia salutaris / Pepper-bark tree Peperbasboom
 
494
Kiggelaria africana / Wild peach  
1997
448
Ziziphus rivularis / False buffalo-thorn Vals-wag-'n-bietjie
578
Rapanea melanophloeos / Cape beech Kaapse boekenhout
1998
422
Apodytes dimidiata / White pear  
444
Greyia flanaganii / Kei bottlebrush  
1999
471
Dombeya rotundifolia / Common wild pear Gewone drolpeer
528
Cassipourea flanaganii / Cape onionwood Kaapse uiehout

Year
Tree #
Botanical Name / Common Name
Algemene Naam
2000
36
Salix mucronata / Cape willow, Wild willow Safsafwilger, Kaapse wilger
215
Peltophorum africanum / Weeping wattle, African wattle Huilboom
2001
365
Loxostylis alata / Wild pepper tree or Tarwood tree Teerhout
41
Celtis mildberaedii / Natal white stinkwood Natalse witstinkhout
292
Ptaeroxylon obliquum / Sneezewood Nieshout
2002
139
Pittosporum viridiflorum / Cheesewood Kasuur
701
Alberta magna / Natal Flame Bush Breekhout
2003
380
Rhus chirindensis / Red currant Bostaaibos
236
Pterocarpus angolensis / Wild Teak Kiaat
2004
267+
269
Kirkia acuminata and wilmsii / White and Mountain seringa Witsering en Bergsering
532.2
Combretum bracteosum / Hiccup Nut Hikklimop
2005
566
Schefflera umbellifera / False cabbage tree Basterkiepersol
467
Adansonia digitata / Baobab Kremetart
2006
688
Burchellia bubalina / Wild pomegranate Wildegranaat
26
Raphia australis / Kosi Palm Kosipalm
2007
392
Rhus pyroides / Common wild currant Gewone taaibos
721
Pavetta schumanniana / Poison Bride’s Bush Gifbruidsbos
2008
611
Diospyros whyteana / Bladder-nut Swartbas
677
Markhamia zanzibarica / Bell Bean Tree Klokkies-boontjieboom
2009
670
Halleria lucida / Tree fuchsia Notsung
237
Pterocarpus rotundifolius / Round-leaved Teak Dopperkiaat

Year
Tree #
Botanical Name / Common Name
Algemene Naam
2010
693+
695
Rothmannia capensis and globosa / Cape and Bell gardenia Kaapse en Klokkies-katjiepiering
131
Cladostemon kirkii / Tonga-kerrie Tongakierie
2011
716-
722.1
Genus Pavetta / Bride's bush Bruidsbos
633
Nuxia congesta / Common Wild Elder Gewone Wildevlier
2012
364
Protorhus longifolia / Red beech Rooiboekenhout
527
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza / Black Mangrove Swart-wortelboom
2013
463
Grewia occidentalis / Cross-berry Kruisbessie
524
Barringtonia racemosa / Powder-puff Tree Poeierkwas-boom
2014
261
Vepris lanceolata / White ironwood Witysterhout
2015
568
Heteromorpha trifoliata / Parsley tree Wilde-pietersieliebos

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