Trees with­out bor­ders

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Un­like the rest of the world, here at Plat­te­land we aren’t app crazy, but TheTreeApp is one you can down­load if you, too, pre­fer trees to peo­ple from time to time. TheTreeApp, which re­cently won MTN’s Best Agri­cul­ture So­lu­tion App Award, cur­rently lists 979 in­dige­nous and 135 in­vader tree species, and fea­tures more than 1 100 il­lus­tra­tions. The botan­i­cal and com­mon names of each tree are given (in all 11 lan­guages, where avail­able), plus there’s a de­scrip­tion of each one’s key fea­tures (height, shape, leaves, flow­ers, thorns and whether or not it’s poi­sonous), habi­tat, con­ser­va­tion sta­tus and uses. With your phone or tablet’s GPS fea­ture, you can even re­fine your search based on where you are so that you see only the trees that are com­mon in that area.

VISIT thetreeapp.co.za for more in­for­ma­tion or down­load TheTreeApp for R500 from Ap­ple’s App Store or Google Play. >

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