Shepard’s Tree

Witgat – Boscia albitrunca

  • One of the most utilized trees of the bushveld
  • Exploited by many browsers for palatable and highly nutritious twigs and foilage
  • Used as cattle fodder by farmers
  • Wood is used for traditional household implements
  • Roasted roots produce a “coffee” and if dried and milled, a porridge
  • Also has several healing properties