Indigenous trees are a better option
than exotics because:
1. They require less water as they
are better adapted to our local dry
2. They are hardier and less
3. Will be better utilized by our local
fauna. i.e. birds and mammals.
4. A number of exotics easily
spread and therefore become
At one location, our trees are grown
in a cold climate, to mirror that of
the greater Gauteng area, with
winter temperatures of up to -5
At our smaller location a number of
species are grown in a frost free
environment. At both locations our
large trees are grown in full sun so
as to create a robust, hardy
individual tree - well able to survive
with minimum care when sold.
Over the last twenty years we have
refined our selection of trees down
to the most suitable species,
including some very sought after
ones!These include most of the
Acacia species, a number of
Combretums, most Sersia's and a
host of others.
Buffelsdrift Indigenous Nursery has
been growing large indigenous
trees for the last twenty years,
specifically aimed at the landscape
market. However we increasingly
supply large trees to the mining and
game farming sector, and indeed
direct to private clients.
Most of our selection of large and
extra-large indigenous trees are
grown with the local cold climates in
mind, although we do grow a
number of frost sensitive species.
We grow our large trees at two
locations in Buffelsdrift, situated
north-east of Pretoria.