Invasive plants make place for indigenous

2016-02-03 06:00
Photo: supplied Barrett Neilson and Reginald Vusi Hlongwa cut down the invasive trees.

Photo: supplied Barrett Neilson and Reginald Vusi Hlongwa cut down the invasive trees.

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RESTORATION work at the Warner Beach subway site continued last week with the removal of invasive pine trees with the permission of eThekwini Parks department, and preparing to bring in indigenous saplings.

“Being an invasive species with massive roots, one of the trees was planted very close to the Subway wall and has caused structural damage. The trees have also grown so high that it has become a lightning hazard so close to the railway,” said Barrett Neilson.

The trunks of the pine trees were recycled and used to protect the dunes at subway beach in conjunction with the dune rehabilitation project.
The area will be replanted with indigenous tree saplings.

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