Tree and Shrub Selection Guide: South Africa (fwd)

Lawrence F. London, Jr. london at sunsite.unc.edu
Fri Nov 28 17:35:27 EST 1997



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Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 13:39:52 +0000
From: Steve Diver <steved at ncatark.uark.edu>
To: sanet-mg at shasta.ces.ncsu.edu
Subject: Tree and Shrub Selection Guide: South Africa

SAN-netters, 

For the agroforestry/permaculture crowd....I call your attention to 
the following multi-species tree and shrub database from South Africa. 

Steve Diver
ATTRA 


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Hi Steve, 

The money market is somewhat volatile (today the Rand dollar exchange
rate is $1=R4.8 which makes the R409.00 equal to about $83.81) so lets
round the price out to $85.00 and hope that holds for a month or two!

Cheers
Anne
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>Anne, 
>
>Can you tell me what the exchange rate between South African currency
>(i.e., R349.00 plus an additional R60.00 postal and insurance fee) and
>U.S. dollars might be?  In other words, how many U.S. dollars are
>equivalent to R409.00?
>
>Thanks!
>Steve Diver
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> Tree and Shrub Selection Guide (South Africa)
>
> A multi-species database developed by South African Forestry 
> Research Institute and Forestek, CSIR (now Environmentek, CSIR)
>
> The program consists of four modules:
> 
> * The Tree Browser - allows you to examine data in 142 fields,
> view photographs and distribution maps if available and print out data
> on the 1627 species.
> 
> * Name search - allows you to search the database using
> keywords, e.g. milkwood.
> 
> * Spatial selection - allows you to select species for certain areas
> of South Africa.
> 
> * Species selection - this allows you to select trees and shrubs
> using a variety of criteria.  This is probably the most useful module for
> gardeners/landscapers/nurserymen because they can select species
> for certain uses to suit their climate, e.g. extremely frost hardy, thorny
> shrubs to form security barriers, or frost hardy trees suitable for use in
> informal hedges or windbreaks, or trees and shrubs which will tolerate
> aluminium toxic or hardpan soil.
> 
> The database is designed to assist in identifying suitable species for
> specific applications and site conditions.  It is based on years of
> research by the South African Forestry Research Institute and Forestek,
> CSIR (now Environmentek, CSIR), and additionally incorporates
> information from local and overseas publications.  The philosophy is to
> populate the database with whatever data are available, even if it is
> incomplete.  Therefore well known species have most data fields full,
> but lesser researched species have less information.  Hopefully a Mark II
> version will expand on the number of species and the information per
> species.
> 
> The spatial selection is based on defining the climatic conditions under
> which a given species will grow.  This has been obtained by recording
> where the species grow and determining site and climatic conditions. 
> The range from the lowest to the highest condition of climatic variables
> is calculated.  Areas where all nine climatic variables are met are mapped
> at 1.6 km2 resolution for the whole of South Africa.
> 
> The minimum PC requirements are a 386 with 4MB RAM, running
> Microsoft Windows with 8 MB of hard disk space available, although a
> 486 with CD ROM drive is preferable if you want to access the
> pictures. 
>
> The standard database requires 5MB disk space with a further 2 to 3
> MB of disk space required to run the spatial selection and distribution map
> option.  A CD ROM is required for the graphics library.
> 
> TREE AND SHRUB SELECTION GUIDE ORDER FORM
>
> The manual and the database and mapping facility sold on four stiffie
> disks, cost R299.00 including VAT.  For an extra R50.00 you can buy
> the graphics library of over 400 drawings and photographs on a CD ROM
> 
> I wish to purchase ........ copies of the Tree and Shrub Selection
> Guide @ R299.00 a copy = R ...........
> 
> I wish to purchase ........ copies of the Tree and Shrub Selection
> Guide @ R349.00 a copy = R ...........
> 
> Post and insurance fee = R...........  Total =R ...........
> 
>  My personal details are as follows:
> 
>Name:	........................................................
>Company:.......................................................
>Address:...........................................................
>...............................................................
>Code(..............................)
 
> Telephone number: Code (...........).............................    
> Fax number:             Code (..........)..............................
> 
> Method of payment: 
> 
> Send cheque/postal order made out to Environmentek, CSIR
> or
> Charge VISA/MASTER card:
> 
> Card number:......................................      Expiry date:............/19......
> Signature:............................................     Date:.................................
> or
> Deposit the money in our bank account (Environmentek, CSIR) at
> Volkskas Bank, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, routing code 33474510,
> account number 540002355.  Fax or post a photocopy of the deposit 
> slip to us, clearly indicating your name and postal address.
> 
> OUR ADDRESS:	
>Tree and Shrub Selection Guide 
>Attention: Anne Tapson
>Environmentek CSIR
>P.O. Box 395
>Pretoria, 0001
>South Africa
>
> Anne Tapson
> Division of Water, Environment and Forestry Technology
> PO Box 395
> Pretoria 0001
> South Africa 
> tssg at csir.co.za
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