Did you know that satellite images show Joburg as an urban forest? Well, at least the northern suburbs. This rivals Los Angeles at over 10-million trees. And this from a tree-less grassland before gold was discovered here in 1886.
Come with me on the trail of old trees in Emmarentia and Parkview. Step back into Joburg of 100 or so years ago, as we trace the city's history through its trees, and learn about the early pioneers of Joburg. We'll start in our cars, but then drive to Emmarentia, where we'll park, then take a walk of around 5km or so to Zoo Lake and back.
- Date: Saturday, 19 November
- Time: 8am
- Meet: outside the German School in Auckland Park
- Duration: 3 hours
- Cost: R200pp
- Payment is cash at the start of the tour, or EFT (and POP to me):
With COP27 on the go now, it seems the right time to acknowledge and bow to our rich tree heritage.
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