Taking Root in the Garden Route

Keep your eyes open and you`ll see great things being done by awesome people all around you every day!


Cocomo Restaurant in Wilderness is hands down our favorite restaurant in our area. Besides having some super eco practices in place like recycling and supporting local, Cocomo has a welcoming atmosphere and laid back vibe, delicious food, cocktails galore, live performances by local and travelling musicians 7 days a week, and of course, excellent service – offering any visitor an experience to remember. It was through Cocomo Restaurant ?s collaboration with Precious Tree Project that we became aware of this terrific green initiative that recently took root in our region.

Precious Tree

We immediately signed up to get involved and joined a fantastic bunch of organisers and volunteers on Wednesday, 7 October. Together we planted 20 Cape Beech, 10 Outeniqua Yellowwood, 3 False Olive, 2 Wild Olive, 2 White Milkwood, 1 Cape Ash, 1 Wild Mulberry and 1 Horsewood tree in Wilderness Heights in less than 2 hours.

What a beautiful and fulfilling experience – strangers connecting and creating positive change together.

The Precious Tree Project concentrates on creating patches of Forest, by planting indigenous and endemic Forest Trees in the Garden Route area of South Africa. The strategy is to plant different species of tree in ?bio-mimicked ? mixed lots of 40 tree patches, emulating the wonderous biosphere of a mature indigenous Forest.

Planting trees is simply the coolest, greenest, most hip, happening and far reaching contribution that you can make to the Earth and future generations. Click here to learn more about the Precious Tree Project and how you can get involved.

Image courtesy of Frida Rabie

Image courtesy of Frida Rabie

It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference.

My little thing is planting trees. – Wangari Maathai

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