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Amy Attenborough

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Amy has a rich field-guiding history, having spent time at both Phinda and Ngala Game Reserves. This diversity of past guiding locations brought her an intimate understanding of different biomes across South Africa, and she immediately began making a name for herself as ...

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on Trees Teach us How To Be Home

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Lee
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Beautiful! Sounds like LightWriting to me!

Andries
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Agreed 100% on the Apple leaf – evidently free thinking individuals. Your photos of those all-by-themselves individuals really portray their character as you describe them.

My number one favourite is the Acacia sieberiana (although Australia has now unilaterally decided and convinced the international body that Acacia trees are indigenous to Down Under and South Africa is not allowed to name any indigenous tree Acacia anymore).

The Paper Bark thorn tree always seems to invite one to come into its shade and feel the curling petals of bark on its trunk, and even pull a few off to take with you.

Lorri
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Beautiful, Amy. I love trees and I love what you have written…..home, home, steady strong but growing. Thanks

Jenny
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Amy – so beautiful, thought provoking and grounding. Thank you again.

Rob Cooper
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Spot on Amy. Regards, Rob

Dr. Ingo Meuthen
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Dear Amy !
Thank you for your wonderful report !
Would it be possible, regarding on the trees phenotype, that it is related to the European olive trees ?
I did not yet ask my son today, who is an evolutionary biologist. What is your oppinion in this case ?
With my best regards
Ingo Meuthen

Amy Attenborough
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Morning Ingo. I agree that these two species do have a rather similar look about them but from what I know, they are not related in any way. Let me know if your son has any more info on the matter.. Many thanks, Amy

Lea
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Beautiful blog Amy. I love trees also and am considered a tree hugger. The trees featured in your blog are truly lovely and I really enjoyed the poem. Thank you for loving trees and thanks for doing this blog in tribute to trees.

Jeff Rodgers
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One of the most beautiful, most poignant of all the Londolozi blog posts. Clearly your soul is very connected to the trees. Do you still occasionally guide?

Krishna Gailey
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Amy, just loved your fabulous blog on Trees. my family can’t understand my fascination with trees, and now I can show them that I am certainly not alone. I also loved the poem. Thanks again.

Deb Kostantos
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Dear Amy, I’m always happy to read your blogs, but both your articles on trees were especially thought provoking. I have always been in awe of trees and the beauty and character they bring to the world. I had never read that poem before. Thank you so much!

Debbie
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Dear Amy, I’m always happy to read your blogs, but both your articles on trees were especially thought provoking. I have always been in awe of trees and the beauty and character they bring to the world. I had never read that poem before. Thank you so much!

Vikram Ghanekar
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Thank you for a really thought provoking blog. Although I am not familiar with Apple leaf tree, I perfectly understand when you say it is your favourite tree. For me 2 trees will always be special. One is our own Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) and second is the Baobab.
Cheers

Kim Jacobson
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Thank you Amy for a beautifully presented article on Trees…….your love and deep understanding of Nature comes through in all your Blogs and I enjoy, learn and love every one you present.

Callum Evans
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A beautiful post about incredible beings! I’m actually currently reading reading the very book that you referred to, it’s been an amazingly insightful read so far!

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