Category: Alien plants
- Published: Wednesday, 21 October 2015 06:43
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A PROPERTY OWNER WORKS WITH THE HONORARY RANGERS AND THE NKOMAZI MUNICIPALITY TO REMOVE DANGEROUS ALIEN INVASIVE PLANT FROM HER STAND!
It is wonderful to see how property owners are now working hard with the Marloth Park Honorary Rangers and the Nkomazi Municipality to remove alien invasive plants from their stands!
In years gone by many property owners could not understand the dangers that alien invasive plants create.
Alien invasive plants spread with ease as they have no natural occurring bio-control in this country. They use up our most valuable commodity, water. This causes a water shortage for our natural vegetation. These plants rob our natural plants (which provide food for our animals) of Water, Light, Air and Nutrients.
Here we show what the alien invasive plant – the Queen of the Night Mutation, looked like before the team removed it. The surrounding plants are not endemic to the area and so were also removed in order to treat the enormous alien invasive Queen of the Night Mutation. Now we can see the beautiful natural trees and plants that were being smothered by this alien species!
Thank you to the caring property owner in Luiperd Street who notified the Honorary Rangers of her problem and worked with us to enable its removal! We encourage other property owners to do likewise.
Thank you, too, to Dev Farquharson (Honorary Ranger) and Terence Porter (Nkomazi Municipality Alien Plant Manager) for their invaluable hard work.
(Joce Gordon – Marloth Park Honorary Ranger)