Sappi Tree Spotting: Bushveld

Sappi Tree Spotting is an easy method of tree identification, written for the newcomer to an area, as well as the experienced tree enthusiast.

Until recently, trees have been an inaccessible enigma to all but the most devoted, botanically minded, tree-key followers. With the Sappi Tree Spotting series, all this has changed. This series is an invitation to beginners and tree enthusiasts to embark on an exciting and informative journey. The books make tree identification easy and enjoyable, offering readers beautiful illustrations and photographs, and loads of fact-filled reading. 

Sappi Tree Spotting is a new, easy method of tree identification. The books are based on three innovative concepts:

* It keeps the terminology simple. The average recreational tree spotter will never use 'pubescent' when hairy will do! 

* Most trees are easy to find, as long as you look for the right trees in the right places.

* Some trees can be identified easily because of their Striking Features. These trees do not need a complex system of 'keying', because they are instantly recognisable.

Each book contains grids showing seasonal changes, the animal and human uses for each tree, as well as gardening tips, and information on parks, lodges and hiking trails. Innovative, accurate maps provide precise location information. Colour-coding lists the likely trees you will encounter in your area.

The Sappi Tree Spotting series covers trees in the Bushveld, Lowveld, KwaZulu-Natal, Cape & Eastern Cape and Highveld regions.

In addition to the series two books have been developed to enhance this fast-growing eco-hobby in southern Africa namely Sappi Tree Spotting Lifer List & Sappi What’s in a name?

"This series is essentially a field guide for recognising trees, but it's a really good aid for learning about indigenous trees. It is superbly illustrated and includes information on whether a tree is good for a garden or not. Includes tree size (in the wild), growth form, propagation, frost tolerance and uses." – The Citizen  

Parameters of Book: Book
Sub-title: Including Pilanesberg and Magaliesberg
Author: Val Thomas & Rina Grant
ISBN: 9781770091238
Size (mm): 235x165
Pages: 278pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Full Colour
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006-01-01