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, the Historic Trees of Zimbabwe. This is Tree #49. Deep in the wilds of the Matetsi safari area, close to the border between Zimbabwe and Botswana, this isn’t an easy tree to reach. But it’s well worth effort when you get there!