The following trees and shrubs are recognised as the main encroacher species in Namibia


  • Dichrostachys cinerea
  • Acacia mellifera
  • Acacia reficiens
  • Colophospermum mopane
  • Terminalia prunoides
  • Terminalia sericea
  • Acacia nebrownii
  • Rhigozum trichotomum
  • Catophractes alexandri

Other species of lesser importance as encroachers, include

  • Combretum collinum (mainly in Zambezi Region)
  • Acacia hebeclada (in areas of eastern Omaheke)

Read more:  Encroacher bush species poster