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.



They are responsible for the following portfolios:

Training of Big Tree Surveyors

Surveying of big trees

Recordkeeping and maintenance of the NRBTSA

  • Conservation of trees in Limpopo Province(Johan Barnard)
  • Conservation of trees in Eastern Cape(Izak van der Merwe)

The Society acts as a mouthpiece on behalf of members (and trees) in communications with authorities regarding the promotion of tree issue and the conservation of tree species