Tree Society of Zimbabwe
bringing together people who are interested in trees
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On outings and events around the country to discover & enjoy the trees of Zimbabwe

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.

What’s new?

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 have been uploaded in a different format, and appear as extracts from the monthly newsletter and all the letters for one year and come under that year, e.g. 1976.

There are many missing months, as there are many missing newsletters, but we have as full a record as we can from the newsletters we found.

Our aim was to have as complete a history of this great little Society as possible.

Tree Identification

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.

Tree Life

Tree Life is the society’s monthly newsletter. Find back issues on our Newsletter page.

Upcoming Outings

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.

As from the end of March 2020, all tree outings are cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe, stay at home! The situation will be reviewed from time to time.

There are no upcoming events.


Membership of the Tree Society is open to all who have an interest in trees and a wish to learn more about them.