Know your Trees
Why not add another dimension to being in the bush? Know Your Trees with Meg Coates Palgrave
Meg Coates Palgrave needs no introduction in the tree industry. An expert on trees, Meg has written various books on the trees of southern Africa and developed a code on tree identification. Her view is that "all trees have labels on them telling us what their names are. All we have to do is learn to read the labels."
During a "Know Your Trees" course she shows people how to read those labels and so how to be able to identify indigenous trees in the field.
As course notes she provides a key to the trees of the area - in this case Key to some trees of the Southern Cape and Cape Peninsula.
Meg has tried to make the keys as "user friendly" as possible and treats the course as fun, telling people that they are doing it for pleasure and anything they learn is a bonus! The bonus is that it really does open up a whole new world of being able to identify indigenous trees - and to be able to continue doing so after the course is over.
Meg is in South Africa for a limited time and is offering a course on indigenous trees of the Cape Peninsula for a weekend in Greyton.
- Dates - Sat 18 January - Sun 19 January
- Times - 9am to 5pm
- Venue - Greyton, Western Cape
- Duration - 2 days
- Cost - R1000
- What to bring: All the sorts of things you take to the bush, hat, walking, shoes, sunscreen, pen or pencil, binocs etc, but very important reading glasses if you use them, Gloves, snacks, packed lunch, sensible shoes
Note: only 12 places available.