Launch of The Tree App
TheTreeApp is a smart-device app that makes it possible for you to identify and learn a great deal about our 980 larger indigenous tree species, as well as 135 alien invasive trees.
Presented by: Val Thomas
Venue: Plett Angling Club
Date: Thu 21 September 2017
Time: 17h30 for 18h00
• Cash Bar
• Voluntary donations to The Plettenberg Bay Environmental Forum
The launch will be a basic 45 minute presentation on indigenous trees of the Plett area. Val will use TheTreeeApp and show how it works, and will demonstrate the fun that can be had by all family members, as well as it’s uses for any professionals involved in trees, from landscapers, gardeners, botany students, nursery people to town planners.
She will take a quick look at the local invasive aliens in the same way.
Val does sincerely encourage anyone planning to buy the app to do so before the talk, as they will then be able to follow what she is demonstrating, step by step and in one evening become totally proficient in the ins-and-outs on their own device.
There will then be time for questions and answers… for as long as anyone wants!
Over the past six years, innovators and project leaders Val Thomas, Dr Robbie Robinson and Herman van den Berg, and a team of highly skilled and diverse professionals have been creating what has been called by some reviewers “the Google of tree search engines”, named: TheTreeApp, South Africa, it can be used on any smart phone or tablet under 4 years old.
Unlike many apps used for identification in wildlife, TheTreeApp is far more than an e-book. What differentiates it is the incredibly powerful search engine, which allows the user to easily and accurately filter trees into very short identification lists, or even identify an individual tree – with names in any of the 11 local languages that have the tree in their home language area.
This search function not only comprises hundreds of categories, but also has a powerful GPS location capability that can narrow down the search from eleven hundred trees to those that are within a 12.5km radius of the chosen spot. These range from 480 to less than 25 trees. The GPS, combined with beautiful illustrations, artwork, pictures and extensive tree information, makes this the most enjoyable and powerful tree identification resource on the market.
Available for download on Android NOW via the website: www.TheTreeApp.co.za
From both the Apple iStore and the Google Play Store – just R499.95 puts a comprehensive list of most woody species that grow to three metres and above, in any natural area, throughout South Africa, in your pocket.