Landscapes

Trees in the Tea Estates…

Whoever developed the tea estates in the Eastern Highlands must have been a fellow tree lover. This lone tree, at the very top of the rise can be seen for miles.
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This one, below, is HUGE – left all on its own, in the middle of a field. It would have been so much easier to just cut it down and make way for mechanisation.
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This thorn tree, below, just coming into leaf caught my eye. (I’m afraid the photo isn’t that good.)
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Although not all of the trees are indigenous, they are HUGE! I’m told it rains a lot in the area, and the tea bushes don’t need to be irrigated.
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The road goes right through this grove of trees (below) over a little bridge and then bursts out onto the brilliant green tea fields again.
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6 Comments

Graeme Mclean - 10. Nov, 2018 - Reply

Once again great photographs beautiful place.

frankiekay - 10. Nov, 2018 - Reply

Thank you very much. It was the first time I had ever been to the Honde Valley and the tea estates were an eye opener.

JohnRH - 10. Nov, 2018 - Reply

Beautiful! There was a noteworthy article on ‘the painted wolves of Zimbabwe’ yesterday. Have you seen them? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46141876

frankiekay - 10. Nov, 2018 - Reply

Yes, I saw the articles, and look forward to the Sir David Attenborough documentary. I have just returned from Mana Pools and one of the camps is even called the BBC camp!!! There is also a book with brilliant photos, the proceeds of which will be used to raise money for the conservation of these animals.
I didn’t see any painted dogs, unfortunately, although I have seen them in Hwange National Park in the past.
Ill be posting the pics of what I did see, so please stay tuned!
Mana Pools is a special place, and mostly because one can walk there, unlike other national parks where there are the big five to be found.

Suki - 15. Nov, 2018 - Reply

Lovely share. Beautifully green.

frankiekay - 16. Nov, 2018 - Reply

Yes – I loved the trees up there and the greenness – not really like Mat’land, is it?