The world needs more forests, and forests need trees. This is your chance to send a new indigenous sapling on a magic carpet ride to the good earth of Ferncliffe, where it can grow up, safe and sound.
We’ll care for it and report back to you on its progress annually for the first two years (further reports will require an extra fee). You’ll receive a beautiful digital or print certificate. Please note: If you buy two or more of any one species of tree (e.g. 4 White Stinkwoods), you receive one certificate per checkout. If you buy two different tree species (e.g. 1 White Stinkwood and 7 Pompons), you’ll receive one certificate for each species, i.e. two certificates.
PS: Are you based outside South Africa? The debit card and EFT options here don’t support international cards – a credit card should work best. Alternatively, you can mail us the details of your order and make a direct payment into our bank account (see the contact page).
Given the chance, this elegant evergreen tree stretches 20m tall to bathe its crown in sunshine.
Also called the Broom-cluster Fig, this riverine species serves up an annual feast for both mammals and birds.
A forest beauty that offers visual treats year round, and is quite capable of reaching a height of 25 meters.
Forest Cabbage Tree
A Dr Seuss-like ball of leaves atop a skinny, tall trunk that provokes smiles and attracts birds in equal measure.
Another tall forest specimen beloved by wildlife for its profusion of soft fruits. It sustains Ferncliffe inhabitants from blue duiker to bushpig.
A shaggy pyramid of dense foliage, this protected tree can grow to be 30m tall in forest conditions.
A staple of the forest canopy in the remaining patches of mature forest, such as around Bat Cave, where specimens over 20m tall anchor themselves to the steep slopes.
A handsome beauty with its corky bark and crown of shiny foliage. The giants that grow nearby attract fruit bats and an ever-changing assortment of birds and butterflies.
It’s South Africa’s National Tree and, like other Podocarpus, it’s a protected species.
An evergreen tree with a noble straight trunk that boosts the crown into the canopy.
A twisty-trunked forest tree that produces loose balls of creamy white flowers that are irresistible to every nectar-loving insect around, including bees.
Simple-leaved False Currant
A characterful understorey resident with glossy green leaves and sweet-smelling sprays of subtle flowers.