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?

Lichens added on 23rd October 2019

New page on Drip tips added on 25th October 2019

New page on Don’t Eat Me added on 27th October 2019


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.

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.

National Botanic Garden Walk

Date: 07 December 2019

Time: 08:30-10:00

Location: National Botanic Garden, Harare


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.

Christmas Social

Date: 08 December 2019

Time: 09:30-15:00

Location: Christmas Social - Members only


Sunday morning till afternoon on December 8th:   Members only 

Directions to the venue and order of events will appear in the next Tree Life and a reminder will be sent to members by email.


This will be the last function for 2019.

National Botanic Garden Walk

Date: 04 January 2020

Time: 08:30-10:00

Location: Botanic Gardens, Harare


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.


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