HONORARY RANGERS AND NKOMAZI MUNICIPALITY JOIN HANDS TO WORK ON THE BUSH ENCROACHMENT IN LIONSPUIT.
Following on the analysis undertaken last week by Jaco Minnaar, John Webber and Joce Gordon together with Andre Engelbrecht, the Bush Encroachment Project started on Thursday 9 April. Andre, who previously worked for the Parks Board, gave the group suggestions and advice.
There are very many areas which need attention but the decision was made to start with the area which was burnt last year and to attend to the coppicing bushes. The priority will be to attend to the Tourist Roads where bush encroachment is a severe problem.
The team consisting of Honorary Rangers and Nkomazi Municipality Field Workers started clearing the area all small trees and bushes except for the protected or rare species. The project is very time consuming and labour intensive will be done on a continuous basis. The Honorary Rangers have bought a heavy duty clearing machine for this project. The Field Workers attended to the smaller trees and bushes with pangas. The stumps have been treated with herbicide.
It will be a long term project and all who would like to join in to help, will be very welcome. See all photos here