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.
Railway Plantations added on 9th July 2019
Newsletters “Tree Life” are being added between the years 1992 and 2002 on a fairly regular basis.
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.
Sunday 21st July 2019: Visit to Summer Island in Goromonzi
Directions: Turn left onto Goromonzi Road once you have passed the Ruwa Shops on the Mutare Road. About 6 km down, there is a dirt road to the right which is the Mashonganyika Road but is not sign posted. Go down for 1.5 km and the farm is on the right hand side, look for a marker (could be a sack) indicating the property.
For those wanting to share transport, meet in the carpark of the Mukuvisi Woodlands at 8.30am, to leave at 8.45am.
Saturday Afternoon – July 27th: Dandaro. We will look at many planted trees in this complex, there are exotic and indigenous trees.
Directions: Turn into the Dandaro Complex from the Borrowdale Road. Enter the complex and after you pass the restaurant on the right and duck pond on the left, park on the right hand side. That is where we will begin botanising as from 2:30pm.
Saturday morning National Botanic Garden walk. We will look at anything interesting! Join us for a 1.5 hour walk, we will start at 08:30am from the usual place – the car park.