My find this week takes us to the indigenous mistbelt forest patches of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. In this photo, the huge base of a Lemonwood (Xymalos monospora) suggests the size of this impressive old tree.
Much of the ancient mistbelt forest has been eradicated to make way for plantations, agriculture and other forms of land use. Many of the remaining forest patches that are now protected were heavily logged in the 19th and 20th centuries for timber, but in some of these forests old trees still remain.
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