Tree Friends

Profile Photo
By Matilda Winterbottom

Ficus dammaropsis

  TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET  a)  Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) The Ficus dammaropsis can live as long as 200 years. b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) Can fruit from year 2 but could take […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Greer

Black Apple

Common name of tree Black apple / Yellow Buttonwood Indigenous name of tree Jerra-wa-wah (in NSW) Average life of tree ?? unknown at this point Years until first fruits 3-5 years Fruiting season September – November, every couple of years Number of years tree will fruit ?? unknown at this point Type of fruit Black-skinned, […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Lynda Dunlea

Acacia Fimbriata

  Lynda Joy Dunlea NFR PDC Nov 2019 Tree Friend                                     Genus                                     Acacia Species                                    fimbriata                                                           Common Name                   Brisbane Fringed Wattle          Plant Family                          Mimosaceae How to Grow/Where          Found along creeks and rainforest margins of east coast of Northern NSW to                              […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Lynda Dunlea

Acacia Fimbriata

  Lynda Joy Dunlea NFR PDC Nov 2019 Tree Friend                                     Genus                                     Acacia Species                                    fimbriata                                                           Common Name                   Brisbane Fringed Wattle          Plant Family                          Mimosaceae How to Grow/Where          Found along creeks and rainforest margins of east coast of Northern NSW to                              […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Gary Browne

Walnut Tree

scale 1cm = 2m   Data Sheet for Walnut for the English or white Walnut a) Walnut trees can live up to 150 years b) The new varieties introduced could bear fruit in their first year. It will be 4–6 years to produce a harvestable quantity and 10–12 years for the tree to reach full […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Gary Browne

Walnut Tree

scale   Data Sheet for Walnut for the English or white Walnut a) Walnut trees can live up to 150 years b) The new varieties introduced could bear fruit in their first year. It will be 4–6 years to produce a harvestable quantity and 10–12 years for the tree to reach full production c) Walnuts […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Jacqueline

My tree friend: Dwarf Apple tropical sweet

a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) A dwarf apple may live 15-20 years. A semi-dwarf tree may see 20 – 25 years while a full-sized tree should manage 35 to 45 years b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) The apple tree begins […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Jackie Hooper

Tree Friend: Black Mulberry (Morus nigra)

Black Mulberry Tree  (Morus nigra) a) Average expected life of tree: 25-70 years b) Years until trees first fruit: 1-2 years c) Season of year when productive tree fruits: Summer d) Average number years tree expected to fruit for once it begins: 40-50 years e) Country/area of origin: Southwest Asia f) Average annual rainfall in […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Vincent

Spanish Chestnut

Spanish chestnut, Sweet chestnut a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death 500 to 600 Years in a nursery / 2000 years naturally b) Years until trees first fruit 3- 5 Years from a grafted tree cutting, or 20 years from seed c) Season of year when productive tree fruits Autumn […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Nicole Oliver

White Mulberry Tree Friend

White Mulberry Tree Data Sheet Average life span The White Mulberry tree typically has a life span of 25 – 50 years, although some species have been known to live for 100 – 250 years Years until first fruit If grown from seed the White Mulberry will produce fruit within 5 to 6 years. Young […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Darin Roberts

Black Mulberry – Morus Nigra – Tree Friend

THE BLACK MULBERRY TREE    a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx. numbers)   The Black Mulberry Tree can expect to live within a range of 25 to 50 years, and some varieties of Mulberry have been known to live longer (up to 100 years).   b) Years until […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Ben Westmoreland

Zutano Avocado

ZUTANO AVOCADO a)  Record average expected life of tree in years from sprout to death. (looking for approx numbers) Zutano avocado trees can live for up to 80 years in optimal conditions when cultivated, they have been known to live for over 400 years in the wild.  Most avocados of this age will succumb to […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Tammy

Mango – Magnifera Indica

MANGO TREE Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx. numbers) Mango Trees can live to 300 years plus. They have been known to still produce fruit after this “ripe old age”.   Years until trees first fruit (i.e. some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades)  A […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Haidee

Tree Friend – Dwarf Cavendish

Dwarf Cavendish (Musa acuminata) Average expected life of tree – The Dwarf Cavendish is not actually a tree, it is an evergreen, perennial, herbaceous plant. The base of the plant is the corm and from the corm pseudostems grow. Each pseudostem produces a flower which then bears the banana fruit. Once the fruit has matured […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Gemma Heggie

My Tree Friend – Pigeon Pea – Canjanus Cajun

Pigeon Pea Cajanus Cajan This small shrubby tree makes an excellent friend. It is attractive, gentle but hardy, not very needy, and has many many benefits. It is sure to impress with its fast growing ability, soil stabilising skills and multipurpose foliage. It provides great support and its nutritional legumes make an awesome curry. What’s […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Hayley Everuss

Pear ‘Packham’s Triumph’

Pear ‘Packhams Triumph’  a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) 15-20 years   b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) 2-3 years   c) Season of year when productive tree fruits (ie Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring or […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Louise Carroll

Carob Tree

CAROB TREE (Ceratonia siliqua)   Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death: The carob tree is a long lived evergreen tree and will live for over 100 years and can live to 200 years b) Years until trees first fruit: The carob tree is slow growing and traditionally would not produce […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Jessica Ferdinands

Tree Friend – Ficus Carica

TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET Ficus Carica – White Genoa Fig                         Family: Moraceae Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death – Up to 200years Years until trees first fruit – Generally 3-5 years for edible fruit Season of year when […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Josh

Tree Friend Practical

Practical 1 TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET – Orange (specifically Navel) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) When well looked after it appears over a century is quite achievable. Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) Most commonly looking […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Beth Hennessy

Magnolia Grandiflora ‘Little Gem’

TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET  – Magnolia Grandiflora as a species but more specifically ‘Little Gem’ where I can find the information. I have one growing in my yard with lots around the town used as hedging plants and ornamental plant.   Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx. numbers) 80-120 […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Emma Weir

Tree Friend – Black Mulberry (Morus Nigra)

Tree Friend – Black Mulberry Morus Nigra | Moraceae    ☀ Average lifespan:                 Between 25 and 100+ years    ☀ Years until first fruit:          1st year    ☀ Expected fruiting span:      40 years    ☀ Season/s of production:     Spring, late summer    ☀ Country/area […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Sarah Mahoney

Tree Friend

TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET AVACADO TREE <3 Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) An avocado tree will continue to grow and produce fruit until something kills the tree. If healthy, 50-400 years   Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Lisa

Sweet Cherry Tree (Prunus avium)

SWEET CHERRY (PRUNUS AVIUM) DATA SHEET a) Life expectancy of 20-30 years b) Bears fruit within 3-5 years c) Productive in the late Spring and Summer d) Bears fruit for 20-25 years e) Native to Europe f) Average annual rainfall in area of origin is 619-900 millimetres g) Latin name: Prunus avium Family: Rosaceae h) […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Scott Hensley

Asian Pear

a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) avg 15 – 20 years, up to 50 b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) 4-6 c) Season of year when productive tree fruits (ie Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring or […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Susan Burk

Lilly Pilly Syzygium Australe

TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET  for Susan Burk Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) Lilly Pilly is a common name for a Syzygium. The Syzygium Australe, also known as a Brush Cherry or Scrub Cherry.  The average life span is approximately 20 years plus depending on conditions. Years until […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Chris Tejcek

Tree Friend: Kalamata Olive (Olea europaea)

Kalamata Olive (Olea europaea) Life Span: Extremely hardy trees that can withstand the harshest conditions and live on for hundreds of years. The oldest know Olive tree that still stands tall and produces olives is located in Crete and is estimated to be approximately 2000-3000 years old.   First Harvestable Fruit: Trees produce fruit from […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Sandra

Peach Tree

I choosed a peach tree as my tree friend and my post & report is here. TREE FRIEND DATA SHEET a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) Average life is about 25 years as they can live 20~30 years. b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By ruby meaney

Tree Friend – Valencia Orange

The Valencia Orange Tree can live up to 50 years. A Tree will begin to fruit in the first 2-5years. The productive seasons for the Valencia is generally all year or Winter and Summer. The Orange Tree will fruit up to 48years. The Tree comes from India where the average rainfall would be 11-23inches per […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By lorraine caddy

Tree Friend – Native or Wild Orange, Capparis mitchellii

NATIVE ORANGE / WILD ORANGE / NATIVE POMEGRANATE (Limited formal research undertaken on woody non-commercial species that occur in low rainfall areas, so little, or no official data) a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death Very slow growing and very long-lived. Specimen in Adelaide Botanical Gardens recorded as 170yrs old; […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Ross

Macadamia

Ross Warner – Macadamia MACADAMIA DATA SHEET Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) A reasonably long-life tree commonly considered to live for anywhere between 60 and 100 years. Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) Trees reach maturity at 7-10 […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Lauren Brophy

Macadamia Tree – Tree Friend

Macadamia a & b) The macadamia tree begins to bear fruit when it is 6-7years old, grows its first fruit at 4.5 years and lives for approximately 60 years. c) The macadamia, when a productive tree bears fruit from Late March and continues to come down over the next 6 months, so during Autumn and […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Kelly Lyons

Pecan Tree – Carya illinoinensis

Pecan Tree a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) 100 + years but can live up to 400 years. b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) 3-10 Years Grafted 3-7 years c) Season of year when productive […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Anouk

My tree friend, the Mangifera Indica

Mangifera Indica  a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) Long-lived tree as some specimens still fruit after 300 years b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) Seedling trees 5-8 years, trees that are grafted 3-4 years. c) […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Scott Graham Gibson

Black Mulberry

Scale in drawing: 1cm = 2m   The Black Mulberry a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) 25 – 50 years b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) 1st year c) Season of year when productive tree […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Ulla

Lamb Hass Semi-Dwarf Avocado

Avocado   Persea Americana Lamb Hass Semi-Dwarf   Expected life of tree in years: can live for more than 50 years in fact up to 100 years Years until first fruit: It can take up to 8 years until the first fruit but most trees will fruit after 4 to 5 years (keeping in mind […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Nathan

Almond Tree Friend

ALMOND TREE – DATA SHEET   a)  Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) 20-30 years b) Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades) 4-8 years c) Season of year when productive tree fruits (ie Summer, Autumn, Winter Spring […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Tayla Jackson

Avocado – Tree Friend

The Hass variety is the predominant avocado produced in Australia, accounting for approximately 87 per cent of production, with Shepard accounting for about 10 per cent. The Avocado tree can live to around 100 Years old. Some wild avocado tress recorded in Mexico are 400 years old and still producing fruit! The tree begins to […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Antoine Devin

BLACK WALNUT TREE

BLACK WALNUT TREE a) The walnut tree can live around 100 years b) It begins to produce at 5-6 years, the full production is when it reaches 10-12 years old. c) You can start to pick the green walnut at summer, for the ripe walnut is autumn when nuts start to fall off the tree. […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Carmen Reilly

My Friend, the Humble Lemon

Citrus limon ‘Eureka’ Whether it’s dad pissing on the lemon tree in the backyard or afternoons spent roaming the neighbourhood nicking exposed lemons, a lot of us have good-time memories of this humble yet ubiquitous tree. Can you even call it a backyard without one? a) Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Vanessa

Mango Tree

a) Lifespan – up to 300 years b) 1st Fruiting – if they are grafted trees 3-5 years, seedlings 1st fruit between 5-8years c) Seasonal fruiting – Spring through Summer d) Yield – 35 years plus e) Place of Origin – Indian subcontinent, predominantly in the state of Utter Pradesh f) Average Rainfall in Utter Pradesh […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Lisa Passaris

Hass Avocado Tree

a) Average life expectancy The average life expectancy of Hass avocado trees is unknown exactly. There are trees that have been alive for over 80 years and still fruiting seasonally. b) Years until first fruit Grafted trees purchased from nurseries can commence producing fruit in generally 3 to 5 years from purchase. Avocado trees that […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Anna

Tree Friend – Eureka Lemon

Eureka Lemon Average expected life of tree: 50 years Years until trees first fruit: 4-5 years Most Eureka saplings are sold at 3-4 years and are grafted Season of year when productive tree fruits:  2-3 fruitings – autumn, winter and into spring Primary fruiting occur in late winter into spring in NSW coastal climates Evergreen […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Ben Battams

Baobab Tree

Baobab Tree. Average expected life of tree, in years, from sprout to death (approx numbers) Up to 3000 years old. Years until trees first fruit (ie some trees fruit within a few years, others can take decades It can take a Baobab tree up to 200 years before it produces its first green-brown velvety pod-shaped […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By angelina reid

Dimocarpus Longan

Dimocarpus Longan a) Longan trees are long lived. There is no recorded lifespan for the Dimocarpus longan. Lychees, the close cousin of the longan tree can live upwards of 1000 years. An air-layered tree can bear fruit in as little as two to three years while a tree from seed can take up to seven […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Melissa Brenner

Golden Dorsett Apple

  Life Expectancy Average: 50-100 years b. Bears first fruit : 2 years (rather than the 5-8 of regular apples) c. Productive season: June-July d. Produces fruit for: 30+ years or 28+ productive years on average e. Origin: Bahamas in 1950s. f. Average rain in Bahamas: 53.5 inches/1359.2 mm g. Malus Domestica ‘Golden Dorsett’ h. […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Jay Mawson

Sweet Chestnut Tree

Tree friend Castanea sativa – sweet chestnut life span- C. Sativa is a very long lived tree with a typical life expectancy in the range of 200-800 years with some exceptional trees estimated to be as old as 2000-4000 years! Years till first fruit- popular grafted cultivars may start to produce within 5 years but […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Asier Merino

My tree friend: black mulberry

I’ve decided to choose black mulberry as my first tree friend because six or seven years ago I planted one and now it’s some five meters high and full of mulberries. We’re enjoying them a lot… Here I share what I’ve learned about it.. Black Mulberry (Morus Nigra) a) Life expectancy of more than 100 […]

 Read More

Profile Photo
By Iván Larrañaga Solaguren

Tree friend. Olive tree. Olea europaea subsp. europaea

a)   The olive tree can live more than 1000 years. The oldest olive tree known in Spain is 1700 years old and as planted under the comand of the Roman Emperor Constantine. b)   It begins to produce at 5 years. c)   The olives ripen in autumm. In my zone, we collected them […]

 Read More