REPORT ON 3 MARCH 2018 HACK
A most successful hack was held on Saturday 3 March in the Klein Rooiels area. Despite the strong SE blowing all morning we had a very good turnout. The following attended the hack and achieved a great deal:
Geoff Titley (nice to have you with us Geoff!), David van der Merwe, Wolfgang Steinbach, Riel Buys, Mark and Linda Butler, Duncan and Linda Hiles, Margie Ellis, Kay Lereche, John and Alison Charalambous, David Blake, Koos Smit, and Jill and Dick Lockley.
We removed rooikrans seedlings and cut down a number of larger rooikrans in the Municipal land at erfs 10 and 11 plus the continuous weeding needed to keep those areas free of seedlings that we have already weeded. It is very noticeable how quickly new seedlings appear and it is a warning to us all that we need to continually check areas which have been burnt to ensure that the rooikrans and Port Jackson do not establish a threatening presence.
We thank Shelley Blake for hosting the tea at short notice this past Saturday.
I am pleased to announce that the Convenor of the Pringle Bay Hack, Mr. Chris Geldenhuys, presented the Rooiels Hack with a new large lopper last week. He had received a sizeable donation from the Kogelberg Botanical Society for the purchase of hack equipment and kindly thought that we needed to benefit from this donation as well. I believe that as a gesture of appreciation we should participate in the Pringle Bay Hack as they are battling to control the large infestation of spider gums, and pine trees and other aliens sprouting alongside the dirt road between Rooiels and Pringle Bay. I will discuss this with Chris and let you all know what we can do to assist them in the future.
Our next Hack takes place on 7th April and the details of the venue etc. will be advised nearer the time. Thank you to all who participated last weekend- your efforts are most appreciated.
Convenor of Rooiels Hack
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6 March 2018
HACK NOTICE FOR MARCH 2018
The next Hack will take place on Saturday 3 March 2018. I have done a bike and foot patrol around the Village and despite my original thoughts that the rooikrans seedlings will have sprouted wherever the fire struck, this has not been borne out by a physical inspection. The only area that seems to have had an infestation is the area of Klein Rooiels where we have been concentrating our efforts thus far. Therefore we will continue to weed and hack in this area again this coming Saturday.
In the Municipal land (erf 10/11) we will need a few chainsaws as a number of chest-high rooikrans have appeared. After recent rains the seed banks of rooikrans and Port Jackson continue to thrive and more weeding in areas we thought we had cleared, is required to eliminate the small new seedlings. Many willing hands are thus needed please.
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