This pack includes seeds of the South African, indigenous Wild Olive tree. Together with instructions, handmade hessian bag, and soil. The Wild Olive tree is and will be the tree of the year for 1988 and 2026. This tree has many biblical references. Therefore, Grow Group gave this tree a poem in honour:
The Spirit tree
Spin around, then look ahead
Feel the rush to your head
That’s the energy in your body
Do something as a hobby
Life fills your every minute
This energy fuels your spirit
This tree seed starter pack is a fun and interactive activity. It has all the basics to get you to grow your own tree from a seed. The big idea is that you grow the tree in the starter pack for 9 months. Once grown, plant your baby tree in an area that you will be able to go back to in 20 years, to give it a hug and say hello. We have the million-tree campaign, whereby we can take the GPS co-ordinates, of where you plant your tree. So that we can map out all the trees that have been planted and grown from seed.
Olea europaea L. subsp. africana
Frost-, drought- and wind-resistant, the Wild Olive is regarded as a small-fruited subspecies of the commercial olive.
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Each GROW A TREE pack contributes R5 towards clean-up campaigns. This is part of our responsible packaging policy.
Each GROW A TREE also contains a unique grow number to register your tree on our national tree database and become part of the MILLION-TREE CAMPAIGN.