Tree #49 Historic Trees of Zimbabwe – the Sycamore Fig of Pandamatenga

In a remote stretch of African bushveld, a lone sycomore fig rises up above the grasslands, providing shade and shelter to elephants, plains game and the occasional lion or leopard. And, on this day, to an itinerant African Plant Hunter, who is on a mission to visit every tree in the Lyn Mullin’s seminal book, […]

Tree #70 Historic Trees of Zimbabwe – the Newtonia Grove at Nyahungwe

At a remote spot in the northern sector of Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, stand a grove of uncommon Newtonia hildebrandtii trees. The grove has a mystical, almost supernatural feel to it. Home to elephants, kudu, waterbuck and baboons, it is rarely visited by humans, and is one of only two known examples of the […]