Dendrological Society of South Africa

The tree science and conservation society of South Africa

The Dendrological Society promotes the study, protection and propagation of trees and tree-dominated ecosystems as a contribution to effective environmental conservation and improvement in South Africa. Membership of the Dendrological Society is open to all natural persons whose application is seconded by two members and endorsed by the Executive Committee.


We are a society of people that are passionate about indigenous trees. On this site, you will find information about our society and our membership as well as information about indigenous trees.

Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly to wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.

2014 Pocket list of Southern African indigenous trees

The 5th edition of this indispensable list of southern African indigenous trees has been updated to include recent advances in the classification and naming of trees. There are 1 666 entries, most of which are illustrated, covering all trees indigenous to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho. Distribution maps,…

Algemene Jaarvergadering / Annual General Meeting 2013

When: Saturday, 18 May 2013 at 09:00 Where: Merops Conference Centre, Lynnwood Road, Pretoria East, 35km from OR Tambo Airport. How to Register: Complete registration form (see below) and please dispatch to one of the following addresses before Friday 10 May 2013: Email: Fax: 086 670 7715 Post: Postnet…

2012 Dendron magazine


Join the Pilanesberg branch for a day trip on 18 Feb

For details about the next day trip on 18 February 2012, download the PDF file below. This event is organized by the Pilanesberg branch, but open to all who are able to make it. Remember to let the event leader, Hartwig von Dürckheim know if you are planning to join.…