Task Team - BOSSIES
A working relationship with Zandvlei Trust on City of Cape Town land.
We urge all communities to adopt this concept and introduce it in your area.
Phase 2 - of the project comprises clearing alien and exotic vegetation, the propagation and the planting of indigenous plants in appropriate and strategic areas in the Zandvlei vicinity so as to ensure that there is connectivity to sustain ecological functioning and integrity between the Table Mountain National Park (above Boyes Drive in Muizenberg) down and across Main Road and through the old bowling green down to the western edge of Zandvlei, as well as beyond and around Bokmakierie Park and Sunrise Circle at the end of Prince George Drive. These corridors of locally indigenous vegetation are essential to provide sufficient shelter and habitat for the animals and smaller creatures to move along these belts.
Planting the centre island of Prince George Drive.
June 2012. new 12/07/2012.
This is the Old Boyes Drive node being planted near the intersection of Main Road, Muizenberg.
Looking up Old Boyes Drive and
north along Main Road. Neil found a section of
Looking south down Prince George Drive towards the Sunrise Circle.
Digging out some of the selected plants from the Caltex site for the island nodes.
Planting the translocated plants in the Prince George Drive island node. Grysbok Park is in the background.
This work period we focused on planting and installing rope barriers around the planted nodes. We had to wait for the winter rains to start so that the soil is moist enough at the root level. This should allow the plants to establish a good root system for the summer months ahead.
A node marked out with a variety
of selected and mixed plants in large bags place for planting.
Drilling the holes in the bollards for the ropes. This took very much longer than expected, the wood was damp which was difficult to cut.
Setting a bollard in concrete.
The rest of the bollards being planted.
node further south and opposite the flats. The signboard describes the project
Completed this one. Well done.
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