Welcome to the new Tree Society of Zimbabwe website which is still under construction.
Our aim is to make this an interesting and informative website so bear with us as we develop it. You will be kept abreast of additions as they go live.
Weird parasitic plant Berlinianche ethiopica added to the Parasitic Plants page on 4th January 2020.
Small tree for small gardens: Halleria lucida added to Odds and Sodds page on 9th January 2020.
Page on all Subspecies and varieties of trees pertaining to Zimbabwe added on 13th January 2020
All the newsletters of the the TREE SOCIETY OF ZIMBABWE covering the period 1980 till present have now been uploaded to the Newsletters page. However, before the name change from TREE SOCIETY OF RHODESIA there has been some form of newsletter to members. At first these took the form of an informal note to members on an irregular basis, but as the Society became more organized a monthly newsletter was sent out. However, these Newsletters took a very different form from TREE LIFE which was initiated in 1980 in its present format. The Newsletters from 1950 to 1979 will be uploaded in a different format, and will appear as extracts from the monthly newsletter and all the letters for one year will come under that year, e.g. 1976.
There will be many missing months, as there are many missing newsletters, but we hope to get as full a record as we can from the newsletters we can find.
Our aim is to have as complete a history of this great little Society as possible.
If you need assistance with identifying trees that are found in Zimbabwe, we recommend that you post images to the Tree Society Facebook group where members will try and help you to name your plants.
Alternatively, images can be posted to the larger Flora of Tropical Africa group. This group has probably more expertise available and will also discuss non-woody plants and plants found in other tropical African countries.
Whilst non-members are very welcome to join us on afternoon or morning day outings, only members will be permitted to go on weekend outings. Outings to private residences are reserved for members only – an email reminder to members will include the directions to the venue.
Saturday morning : We will look at whatever may be in flower and whatever else looks interesting. Join us for a 1.5 hour walk, we will start at 08:30am from the usual place – the car park.
15/3/2020 Bushman’s Rock 10:00 am Sunday.
Directions: Mutare Road, through the toll gate (unfortunately!) take the first turning to the left, Sellair Rd. The old Jamaica Inn is on the corner, now a women’s training institute. There is a big concrete sign for Hatidani School at the turn-off. Travel for 2m on the dirt road until you get to a village on the right. Turn right and take that road down to the main gate where a guard will open for you.
We meet at the gate and proceed to the Polo Pavillion to begin the walk.
For those wanting to share transport, meet at Mukuvisi at 09:00 am to leave at 09:15 am.