Category Archives: Invasive Alien Plants

Our water-scarce country – and what can we do?

The following is an extract from a document by Lianne Greeff of EcoDoc Africa. South Africa: Thirsty alien trees in a water scarce country GeaSphere and EcoDoc have just launched a report by Liane Greeff of EcoDoc Africa, “Thirsty alien … Continue reading

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Winston Park Primary School initiative to educate about Invasive Alien Plants

This is such an inspiration to everyone who is serious about ridding the environment of Invasive Alien Plants. [IAP] Winston Park primary school parent, Mieke, and enthusiastic teachers organised an awareness campaign in the Hillcrest Corner  shopping centre on Friday … Continue reading

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Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association AGM 2014

The 8th Annual General Meeting was held on 7 August 2014 in the Hillcrest library hall. It was held in the morning at 10 a.m. as an experiment – previously the meetings had been held in the evenings. It was … Continue reading

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Black Wattle – Acacia mearnsii – Invasive Alien Plant [IAP]

Evergreen tree up to 15 m in height with slightly hairy young branches with golden growth tips. Black wattle invades grasslands, forests, roadsides and watercourses, successfully competing with and replacing indigenous vegetation. Seeds of Black wattle remain viable for 50 … Continue reading

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Winston Park Primary School – beautifying their area

Mieke’s crew of eco-warriors are planting up a storm in Winston Park. Pupils from Winston Park Primary School planting Agapanthas where the Ginger Lilies used to be. Brilliant!

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Winston Park Primary School initiative removing IAP’s

Mieke is doing a wonderful job teaching our eco-warriors of the future. Winston Park Primary School removed IAP’s to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity. Ginger Lilies and Sword Fern are featured. If these plants are in your garden … Continue reading

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Agave sisalana – common name Sisal

This plant is from Mexico originally and in South Africa has become an invasive plant categorised as Category 2. This means that it may only be grown with a permit and is not permistted to be planted within 30m of … Continue reading

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Verge that is a disgrace to Hillcrest

The reason why some verges in Hillcrest are teeming with Invasive Alien Plants [IAP’s] is, I believe, due to ignorance. So the aim of photographs of verges, which will feature roads in Hillcrest that are smothered with IAP’s, is educative more … Continue reading

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Dwarf Black Headed Chameleon spotted in Assagay!!

Jenny who shuns publicity but gives unstintingly of her time and money to clear Invasive Alien Plants in Assagay Road is so excited = as am I = at spotting the beautiful little Chameleon. What a pleasure! I have not seen … Continue reading

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Hillcrest Police add their weight to removing Illegal ALien Plants [IAP]

George Victor, Chairman of Hillcrest Conservance, together with the Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association initiated the removal of IAP’s – specifically Bugweed – from the Hillcrest police premises. Well done to Cnl. Mbeli who supports Keep Hillcrest Beautiful Association fully. Hillcrest is lucky … Continue reading

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