The Pine Tree Project

22 Jul 2018 18:54 #73705 by Papa Dragon
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This one was a good one, very productive and great company.

Next pine eradication hike scheduled is 7 to 9 September..

Let me know if you're keen.

Cheers
Papa D

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22 Jul 2018 19:10 #73706 by Papa Dragon
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web.facebook.com/groups/hikers.south.africa/permalink/930999723754705/

Thanks to Ryan Lynx for this write-up and exposure..

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14 Aug 2018 19:41 #73825 by Papa Dragon
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Papa Dragon wrote: This one was a good one, very productive and great company.

Next pine eradication hike scheduled is 7 to 9 September..

Let me know if you're keen.

Cheers
Papa D


Re-scheduled, 12 to 14 October
Come and join us..

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13 Sep 2018 10:31 - 13 Sep 2018 10:32 #73996 by Serious tribe
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I went up to Marble Baths last weekend and noted a large grouping of pines just after you gain the heights near to the G7 junction.  It is in the little valley that starts at junction M9 on Gibisila Ridge.  Perhaps there is already knowledge of this.

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26 Sep 2018 19:35 #74040 by Dave
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Nabbed these two in the Cod's Eye Cave valley en route to Sleeping Beauty Cave. Before:



After:



There's still one more mature tree farther up the valley.

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02 Oct 2018 07:58 #74071 by Lechmere
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Hi guys

I was hiking this weekend up the Mzimkhulwana River from the hut on the Giant's Cup trail and I saw two small clumps (<20 trees) of mature pine trees on the slopes of the valley (kmz attached). Killing these would be a very achievable day trip, which I will attempt some time in the future.

Cheerio
Richard

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08 Oct 2018 23:01 #74109 by Papa Dragon
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Hi all

Our next scheduled pine hike is from 16 to 18 November, probably in the Monk's Cowl Jacob's Ladder area. Area will still be confirmed though.

We have organised some rope access training through MCSA KZN Section, if anyone is keen on receiving training, and willing to do a few pine hikes, let me know.

Also, we will be using battery operated chainsaws to some degree in the future, anyone want some training on chainsaw safety and technique, contact me.

If you're interested in joining the next pine hike, PM me with your cell no, and I'll add you to the WhatsApp group...

Looking forward to hearing from you..

Cheers
Papa D

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28 Oct 2018 19:56 #74148 by Papa Dragon
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Papa Dragon wrote: Hi all

Our next scheduled pine hike is from 16 to 18 November, probably in the Monk's Cowl Jacob's Ladder area. Area will still be confirmed though.

We have organised some rope access training through MCSA KZN Section, if anyone is keen on receiving training, and willing to do a few pine hikes, let me know.

Also, we will be using battery operated chainsaws to some degree in the future, anyone want some training on chainsaw safety and technique, contact me.

If you're interested in joining the next pine hike, PM me with your cell no, and I'll add you to the WhatsApp group...

Looking forward to hearing from you..

Cheers
Papa D


A shout out of thanks to Viking and The Real McCoy of MCSA KZN Section for the rope access training yesterday . Attended by Richard S and myself, unfortunately some others could not make it, but this will be passed on..
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07 Nov 2018 09:06 - 07 Nov 2018 09:26 #74179 by firephish
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Getting back on topic, there is a large pine about 50m in front of poachers cave (Didima). If anyone heading there has the correct equipment it could be easily dealt with. Also a few mature ones along the path from Didima/Mhalwazini to Eagle cave.
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