eTrees of Southern Africa

eTrees of Southern Africa


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This interactive version of Braam and Piet van Wyk’s Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa is an essential field guide for those visiting and living in the region with an interest in tree species. It describes over 840 of the more common and accessible tree species found in the Southern African region.

NB: Please note that an additional download of 400MB is required once this app has been installed. Please ensure you use a WiFi connection to prevent additional data costs.

This guide has species arranged in 43 logical groups based on easy-to-observe leaf and stem characteristics.

* Search by English, Afrikaans or Scientific tree names.
* Images, distribution maps and text descriptions of over 840 species found throughout the region.
* Most species have multiple full colour photographs for easy identification including photos of the full tree.
* A 'Group Search' that allows you to easily identify a tree species based on the characteristics of the leaves.
* A 'Compare' feature that allows you to compare two species on the same screen
* You can select a location in Southern Africa, so that the lists of trees throughout the program display only the trees in that location.
* A personal species list that stores your sightings saved to the device that can be exported to your storage card or via email in a CSV format.

For more wildlife guides see our other apps: Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa, Wildlife of Southern Africa, British Wildlife Photoguide, eSnakes of Southern Africa.

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Recently changed in this version

Extended support for storage of app data on external cards.

Comments and ratings for eTrees of Southern Africa
  • (54 stars)

    by Markus van der westhuizen on 07/11/2014

    Werk vir my!

  • (54 stars)

    by Claude Renaud on 11/05/2014

    Haven't been able to open one tree page yet. Just crashes when you click on a tree. Very disappointing and expensive. Of course, too late to get money back after downloading the data pack. They say this release fixes the crashing bug, but it doesn't.

  • (54 stars)

    by Connie Marais on 18/04/2014

    Excellent for amateur treelover. I use the Afrikaans option

  • (54 stars)

    by Riaan Haasbroek on 16/04/2014

    App crashes at startup. Please help with some advice

  • (54 stars)

    by Peter Nelson on 26/03/2014

    I had to download a few times to get it working, but I'm really glad I did. look forward to using it in the field

  • (54 stars)

    by Robert Kuhn on 19/03/2014

    After installing the new update I am unable to run the app as it keeps on crashing. I use Samsung note

  • (54 stars)

    by Petro Vermeulen on 13/03/2014

    Great app for a tree lover. Photo identification great. Got to have some knowledge about tree identification. Great to use with hard copy. Gps marking very usefull. Excellent app to have with you on hiking trips. Change you language option to afrikaans to search afrikaans common names. Use my location to narrow down search.

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