Our Mission Statement:
To promote the knowledge, protection and propagation of trees and the preservation of tree-dominated ecosystems as a contribution to effective environmental conservation and improvement in South Africa.
Promotion of dendrological knowledge to its members as a contribution to personal enrichment through outings, lectures, courses, symposia, regional herbaria, collection and dissemination of relevant dendrological information, the web-page and publications.
Assistance in the advancement of awareness of the South African public and governmental departments in terms of tree knowledge and of the importance of the protection of trees and the preservation of tree-dominated ecosystems as a contribution to sustainable environmental management.
Assistance to the public in terms of technical services such as tree identification, tree measuring, and other expertise and skills.
Encouragement of scientific research in the field of dendrology.
We have several regional branches in all the provinces, and members join the branch nearest to them. Branches organise outings where tree knowledge and identification is practised.