HOW TO IDENTIFY TREES and use the field guide

November 29, 2012

A short course by Richard Boon


11 May 2013 Crocworld Conservation Centre
8.30 for 9am to 1pm Resource Centre

9.00-9.15 Registration and welcome by Elsa Pooley, on behalf of Crocworld Conservation Centre.
9.15 – 9.45 How to identify trees, including some important terms, habitats, field observations
9.45-10.00 Using the new ‘Pooley’s TREES OF EASTERN SOUTH AFRICA’ by Richard Boon
10.00-10.45 Practical : use a simple key to 10 common trees at Crocworld Conservation Centre
10.45-11.05 Tea break (tea, coffee, muffins)
11.25-11.40 20 common Durban trees – (using Geoff and Lynne Nichol’s posters)
11.40-13.00 Walk: use the field guide to identify and key out a few species

There will be time for questions and short breaks between each session.


‘Pooley’s TREES OF EASTERN SOUTH AFRICA’ by Richard Boon (Flora & Fauna Publications Trust, 2010)

Copies of the book will be available for sale @ R275.00 each.

Mozzie spray, hand lens/magnifying glass, binoculars if you have them.

Notebook and pen


R200 per person. Payment secures a place on the course. Please send proof of payment (or arrange to pay on the day?).

Lunch is not included in the price. For those who would like to stay for lunch, Le Rendesvous restaurant at Crocworld has beautiful views of the coastline and serves light lunches.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL (space is limited)

Contact: Nolean Allun, Crocworld Conservation Centre, tel: 039 976 1103   

Banking details: FNB, Branch: Scottburgh, Branch Code: 220227, Account Number: 53640119111, Please fax proof of payment to 039 978 3279

Richard Boon is manager of the biodiversity planning branch in the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department of the eThekwini Municipality, where he has worked for 13 years. Prior to working for the Municipality, he worked for Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) and taught environmental education with the provincial education department. Richard is a trained biologist with an M.Sc. and is a keen botanist with nearly 30 years of field experience. A past chairman of the Botanical Society of SA, KZN branch, he is a keen plant and nature photographer.

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