eTrees of Southern Africa 4+

Designed for iPad

    • R279.99



** If you would like to experience the app check out eTrees of Southern Africa LITE which is FREE and includes 30 species **

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.

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.
Now a universal app - designed for both iPad and iPhone.
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 via email in a CSV format.

*Uninstalling the program will result in the loss of your list, it is recommended that you keep your own backup (master list) separate from the program.

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

NB. This Application WILL ONLY work on an iPhone or iPod Touch and iPad running iOS 5.1 or higher NOT A NORMAL IPOD CLASSIC/NANO.

What’s New

Version 1.8.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Fixed a bug that did not allow the 'Find Me' button to work.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

MaralynR ,

My List function

Very disappointed that when you make a list of the trees you have seen, the ‘My List’ function does not sort the list alphabetically, making it impossible to find a tree you have added to the list. This function works perfectly in eBirds - please develop this in eBooks too


No foto’s or description of bark and branches

Very impractical to inly identify trees on leaves only. Needs description and foto’s of trunk, branches and bark. Nit in flower or fruit throughout the year

Feb eh ,

Not user friendly for amateur

Very difficult to use. You can only identify by leaves. When identifying you can't just go back you have to go to main menu to change the selected attributes. The terminology used in the identification process is not for amateurs. I have not been able to identify some trees that seem to be very common in my area in Johannesburg.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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