"I wonder what tree that is" – if this thought has ever occurred to you in the Kruger National Park, this book is intended for you. Virtually no visitor to the Kruger National Park has not, at some point, become a nature enthusiast once the Big Five hunger has been stilled.
A Site-by-Site Guide to Trees in the Kruger National Park is about trees, but has been compiled around places in the Kruger National Park. It describes 51 species of trees in rest camps, picnic sites and bird hides as static objects. When you arrive in a rest camp, at a picnic site or bird hide, the book will draw your attention to a remarkable or interesting tree. The small map at the top left of each title page indicates in which part of the Kruger Park the tree is – the southern, central or northern region.
It is only when you have come to see and appreciate the magnificence of the veld, that you wish you knew more about the trees encountered along the way... A Site-by-Site Guide to Trees in the Kruger National Park is a glorious travelling companion that introduces you to the characteristics of specific trees. It accompanies you on your journey from stopping place to picnic place to rest camp.
More than 220 beautiful photographs in full colour, user-friendly descriptions of 51 tree species and special anecdotes provide the reader with interesting general knowledge as well as an insight into the history of the Park.
Marissa Greeff is a former journalist for Hoofstad, a newspaper in the former Perskor stable. She lived in Namibia for 10 years and was the Perskor bureau representative in Windhoek until the office was closed in 1983. Since 1990 she has been involved in the production of publications, currently with the University of Pretoria. Her interest in trees started in her childhood days, following in the footsteps of her father who was a tree watcher of repute.