Symbol of the south for Swakopmund

09 February 2018 | Environment

The mayor of Swakopmund, Paulina Nashilundo, planted a Quiver tree at the outdoor museum and botanical garden located near the Sam Cohen library last week. The tree was donated by the International Dendrology Society (IDS). Internationally renowned botanists like Ernst van Jaarsveld and Eugene Moll from South Africa as well as Wessel Swanepoel and Leevi Nanjeni from Namibia attended the occasion. IDS members also paid the Scientific Society in Swakopmund a visit and enjoyed a guided tour through the museum. Photo Adolf Kaure

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