TheTreeApp is a sophisticated tool for smart phones and tablets to identify indigenous and invasive, alien South African trees.
You can choose your location to reduce the Tree List from 1100 to the actual number that grow there naturally.
Follow the easy, step-by-step Tree Search process, and match characteristics of your tree to those on the app. Select the relevant tick-boxes and watch as the number in the Tree List reduce! Tree details are in artworks, photographs, maps and texts.
The powerful, rapid and highly intuitive search function provides the user with much more than just a keyword search and makes it possible to discover everything about South African trees.
Once loaded using WiFi, no internet is needed; but satellite coverage improves the experience.
It has an inbuilt education system; based on clicking InfoHotSpots, for explanations about anything that is not clear. Icons and texts cover virtually every aspect of the App's functions.
In addition the My Trees function allows you to add and list the names of your tree sightings. You can type in notes and record GPS locations.
You can select your primary and secondary language from Scientific, English or Afrikaans, but can search through the trees using any of the 11 South African languages.
A glossary gives access to botanical words from/used in other more complex publications.