The Pine Tree Project

26 May 2021 14:46 - 26 May 2021 14:57 #76904 by JessMcTag
Replied by JessMcTag on topic The Pine Tree Project
We had an epically successful weekend, albeit some mist and rain which gave us a late start on Saturday.

The Wonder Valley area between Monk's Cowl and Injasuthi is infested with Pine Trees so we will be busy here for a while. This time around we felled well over 300 trees.

Thanks to Husqvarna, Camperdown Mowers and Construction, Pangolin Manufacturing, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and MCSA KZN for supporting us on our mission.
 

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16 Jun 2021 16:53 - 16 Jun 2021 16:56 #76990 by Papa Dragon
Replied by Papa Dragon on topic The Pine Tree Project
So a few developments since my last post..

MCSA KZN Section (mountain Club of South Africa) has bought us 4 new Husqvarna T435 top handle chainsaws, Camperdown Mowers gave us a fantastic deal on these machines.

We did a wattle eradication exercise this last weekend, on the upper reaches of the Umgeni, in Dargle. Very close to Inhlosane..
This was very hard work, surprisingly hot for this time of the year, steep slopes requiring ropework, and lots of debris on the slopes in the form of rotten pieces from trees that were felled 2 years ago.
Facebook link here:   web.facebook.com/pinebusters/posts/570989727623733

We are really upping the game for our pine eradication work in the berg as well, on our last Pine Bust we had 5 chainsaw operators, and felled more than 300 invasive pine trees.

You can see our latest updates here:  web.facebook.com/pinebusters .

Please like and share our page, to increase awareness and our exposure on social media..

We do have some funding requirements, so if anyone feels the need to help out with a donation of any kind, this would be very welcome. All funds go towards gear needed for our efforts.
Alien pines in the Berg threaten the grasslands, which are home to numerous fauna and flora species, and also threaten water security f or the future, the Berg being a very important water catchment area.

,Cheers
PapaD

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