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Title: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: haasdas on December 28, 2011, 10:29:37 am
I am in a process of visiting  big/unusual/beautiful/unique trees in South Africa. Any tree will be very welcome.  Please provide a location description so that the tree can be found and identified.  Pictures would be great.
Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: zetman on December 28, 2011, 11:59:00 am
Kom kuier vir my in Parys dan wys ek vir jou Boomstraat se moerse groot boom
Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: luv2ride on December 28, 2011, 12:20:57 pm
Net buite Hoedspruit is 'n moerse kremetart (Boabab) boom. Dit is blykbaar die grootste in SA.

Meer detail hier http://plak.co.za/moreinfo.php?id=18614
Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on February 29, 2012, 09:48:17 pm
I am in a process of visiting  big/unusual/beautiful/unique trees in South Africa. Any tree will be very welcome.  Please provide a location description so that the tree can be found and identified.  Pictures would be great.

Sunland Baobab Bar  just north of Tzaneen  S23 37.272 E30 11.894

Big tree in Knysna forest
Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: Gérrard on February 29, 2012, 10:03:55 pm
This tree grows against the rock in a kloof on Uitspan in the Western end of Baviaans. Some kind of wild fig I think. Magnificent.

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Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: haasdas on March 01, 2012, 06:19:38 am
This tree grows against the rock in a kloof on Uitspan in the Western end of Baviaans. Some kind of wild fig I think. Magnificent.

Amazing!  What a sight!
Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on March 01, 2012, 09:02:05 am
I think this is an awesome idea.. I love trees
Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: Gérrard on March 01, 2012, 09:02:40 am
I'll be at Uitspan again on the 15th March. There is also a Wild Olive which is apparently one of the oldest in the country. I'll take a pic and get the story.

Also see if I can get a fuller pic of the Wild fig. Very difficult in the narrow kloof.
Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: Gérrard on March 07, 2012, 11:24:14 am
This magnificent Wildfig in the Court Yard at my offices in PE

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Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: Stofdonkie on March 07, 2012, 04:16:45 pm
Get yourself In Search of Remarkable Trees - Thomas Pakenham.

Fantastic book and good reference.
Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: Gérrard on March 17, 2012, 09:28:11 pm
The Wild Olive at the entrance to the kloof on Uitspan in Baviaans. its very old.

Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: IanC on March 17, 2012, 09:32:39 pm
There is a big eucalyptus if you take the path that starts at Constania nek. I think we has about 8 kids around it with arms outstretched. Have a photo but need to find it somewhere.
Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: eikeboom on March 17, 2012, 11:58:29 pm
There's some amazing old and huge trees in Kirstenbosch botanical gardens in Cape Town.
Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: ChinaPete on March 18, 2012, 12:06:31 am
Nice idea. There's this tree growing against the side of the boulders at Letterklip outside Garies not sure what kind of tree it is. The English used this place as a fort during the Anglo Boer War.
Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: Vaalseun on October 30, 2012, 08:55:18 pm
Kom kuier vir my in Parys dan wys ek vir jou Boomstraat se moerse groot boom

...And don't forget the boob-tree in Parys
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Title: Re: Big/Interesting trees
Post by: dual on October 30, 2012, 09:01:17 pm
Magoebaskloof, het seker die hoogste bloekom bome, by die 93 meter hoog - op die Dokolewa staproete

http://152.111.1.88/argief/berigte/beeld/2005/04/30/KS/13/01.html