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Jaarplan 2010 Tak – Magalies - Branch Yearplan 2010 22 Jan 2010 Walter Sisulu Botaniese Tuine / Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens Owen Brett: 082 626 0121 Outing to the Botanical Gardens in in Roodepoort. We meet at the parking area from the entrance on Beacon Street at 8h30, to start at 9h00. Bring food for picnic at 12h00. If you travel from the north via the Krugersdorp N14, turn left into Hendrik Potgieter Street at the robot near Muldersdrif (right goes towards Ventersdorp and Carletonville). Continue along Hendrik Potgieter for several kilometres up to the Gateway Shopping complex and turn right into Doreen Street and then right into Malcolm Street shortly afterwards and continue to the entrance of the Gardens, where the name Malcolm Street changes to Beacon Street. Travelling on the N2 from the south take the Gordon Road off-ramp and turn left at the robot and then shortly afterwards right into Hendrik Potgieter Road. Continue to the Gateway Shopping Centre and turn left at Doreen Street. 26-28 Feb 2010 Naweekbesoek - Waterberge – Weekend Visit Naas Grove: 082 575 4244 Visit to Korakora near Thabazimbi with the Pilanesberg Branch. Please call Naas Grove for information and directions closer to the time. 27-28 Mrt 2010 Naweekbesoek - Waterberge – Weekend Visit Andre de Villiers: 072 373 9222 Visit to the farm Maroelani near Warmbaths/Bela Bela, and to a large Candle thorn tree near Nylstroom. We meet in Warmbaths in the parking area next to the entrance of Forever Resort on 27 March (8h30 for 9h00) in the main street (Chris Hani Streett). We will do 2 outings on the farm, with lunch in between. 15 people can be accommodated on the farm overnight – please book with Andre. The rest have to book accommodation in or around Warmbaths. On Sunday we depart to the large Candle thorn tree (Acacia hebeclada) near Nylstroom, en depart from there to home at about 12h00. Those who wish to do so, can bring lunch for picnic. 1-5 April 2010 Naweekbesoek – Tuli Block, Botswana – Weekend Visit Naas Grove: 082 575 4244 Visit to the Tuli Block in Botswana with the Pilanesberg Branch. Passports are required. Please phone Naas Grove for directions closer to the time. 21& 22 Mei 2010 JAARLIKSE ALGEMENE VERGADERING/ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Izak van der Merwe: 0849102604 The Yearly Annual General meeting will be held in Nature’s Valley on the Tsitsikamma coast on 22 May. A visit will be done to the Tsitsikamma Forests with conservation officials of SANPARKS on 21 May to see aspects of the scientific forest management, including the selection of senile trees for felling, the topping and felling of the trees, and the slipping of timber with horses. Anyone who wishes to attend this outing and/or the Annual General Meeting must please book with me or Naas Grove, and a fee of R100 per head will be levied for the forest outing (no charge for children), partially to cover costs, and a portion will go towards conservation projects. A lunch pack will be provided for the tour, and lunch will be provided with the meeting on Saturday. For the forest outing we meet at the Wimpy at the Denmar Centre on the main road in Knysna. Nature’s Valley can be reached via the Bloukrans pass which turns from the N2 close to the toll gate, and the other road turns off closer to Plettenberg Bay – with sign boards indicating Nature’s Valley. One of these two routes will be closed in that time for repairs (we do not know which yet, for the repairs are rotated). Anyone wishing to get information on accommodation in Nature’s Valley can contact me. 22 Junie 2010 Praatjie/Talk – My Life Among the Trees in the Tropics Dr. Coert Geldenhuys 082 776 1593 A talk with photographs by Coert about his experiences in tropical Africa’s rainforests. Starts at 17h00 in the CSIR (Building 41, 3rd floor). Entrance is via the south gate from Meiring Naude Street and not via the main entrance. 17 Augustus 2010 Praatjie/Talk – Op Reis deur ‘n Boom met ’n GPS – A Journey through a Tree with A GPS Fanie de Meillon: Fanie unveils the inside of a tree with this talk. Starts at 17h00 in the CSIR (Building 41, 3rd floor). Entrance is via the south gate from Meiring Naude Street and not via the main entrance. 4 Sept 2010 Boomplant Week - Faerie Glen Nature Reserve –Arbor Week Izak van der Merwe 084 910 2604 Owen Brett 082 626 0121 Tessa Joubert 082 481 8230 We plant trees again at the Arboretum of the nature reserve in Faerie Glen. Entrance is from General Louis Botha Avenue near the bridge over the Moreletaspruit between Lynnwood Road and Glenwood Road. The function starts at 9h00. Thereafter we do a walk in the reserve and have a picnic and braai afterwards at 12h00. Please bring own food and folding chairs. The fires will be provided. 23 Oct 2010 Wonderboom Owen Brett: 082 626 0121 Day walk in the reserve and visit to the Wonderboom tree. The entrance is from Lavenderlaan near Annlin en Pretoria North. If one drives northwwards over the Magalies Mountains with Voortrekker Street then turn left into Lavender Street at the foot of the mountain on the north side, and the entrance will be to the left shortly afterwards. There are entrance fees. Bring picnic food or braai meat and wood or charcoal. We meet at 8h30 (for 9h00) at the big Wonderboom tree. 27 Nov 2010 Jaar einde – Year end Izak van der Merwe: 084 910 2604 Year end function at the CSIR with a walk to the trees on the ridge at the CSIR. We meet at 8h30 in the parking area at the visitor centre at the main entrance to the CSIR, accessible from Meiring Naude Street. Please bring own food and folding chairs. Fire and coals are provided.
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