Task Team – BOSSIES
A working relationship with WESSA and Zandvlei Trust on City of Cape Town land.
We urge all communities to adopt this concept and introduce it in your area.
Neil applied to WESSA for funding to promote the planting of local indigenous plants to form corridors linking the areas surrounding the Zandvlei to Bokmakierie Park a terrestrial land area, also part of the Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve in Marine Estate, Muizenberg.
February 2009 - It has been about 8 months since the first planting. Some areas have done well and others not so well. Bear in mind that it is the driest time of the year at the moment.
A close-up view of the fynbos doing
Some residents requested that off street parking
October 2008 - Neil has planted along Box and Bath Roads in October and mulched for the coming hot summer months with little rain to water the new plants. Note the paving slabs removed in Bath Road so that a local indigenous corridor can be avaiable to form a link.
Road mulched for the hot summer months. Bath
Road with some paving slabs removed for
Box Road being planted. Erminton Road being mulched for the summer.
June 2008 - Zandvlei Trust members did our annual Arbour Day planting on the 16th June along Ermington Road.
Neil placing out the species mix. Part of the members digging and planting.
March 2008 - Neil has assessed the pavements of Box and Ermington Roads, Marine Estate, Muizenberg to determine the quanity of plants that are required to create a local indigenous vegetation corridors to link the Zandvlei estuary mouth area to Bokmakierie Park.
Road pavement, photo taken
in Collecting seeds and cuttings
He and his team have taken cuttings and seed stock (with a permit from the Manager of the Nature Reserve) from Bokmakierie Park and other nearby areas.The plants used will be a mix of low coastal fynbos that will produce a splash of colour during spring.
Cuttings going into the seed trays Cutting material in the propagation room
Cuttings in the seed trays A sample plug to show the root and stem growth
The pavement corridors will facilitate pollination and seed distribution, insects, birds and help small animals to move between these two areas of the Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve in a residential suburban area.
Contact – Neil Major or 076 473 7095 or 021 706 0153
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