out invasive plants in the Zandvlei Nature Reserve
A section of the
Reserve which had a control burn last year has many invasive alien plant specie
seedlings growing from the seed bank of the plants burned.
We gathered at the office
buildings before setting off to the work area. Mark Arendse in the
Mark and Susan have sample plant
species to show the team the identifying characteristics so
Close up of the Rooikrans and
Port Jackson seedlings with the long tap roots. We had
So we set about pulling them out
by the handful. It had rained during the night and the ground
A garden fork was used for the larger ones.
A hand fork for the smaller plants.
Laurie with a sample she got out quite easily.
We managed to fill a number of bags quite quickly and was rewarding to see the difference we had made.
Well done everybody!!