Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Planting a new seedling

David Attenborough prepares the hole ready for planting, while Mfana Mabika holds a little seedling of the Celtis Mildbraedii, the Natal Elm.  This rare tree was being added to a piece of land just across the road from its home in Pigeon Valley.  Friends of Pigeon Valley are promoting the planting of the locally indigenous trees across this area, rich in biodiversity (even though it is a suburb close to the city centre).  The planting is at the corner of Mazisi Kunene and Queen Elizabeth Avenues, and took place on 10th March 2012.  Its career will be followed with keen interest.

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