2013 Tree labelling project | eThekwini municipal area | WESSA Durban branch
Residents and officials came together in the most practical way to start labelling trees in Pigeon Valley nature reserve on 18th May 2013. The brainchild of a Berea resident, this is to be a major WESSA Durban branch-eThekwini Metro project.
|Part of the group at the start of the event.|
30 people attended the event, and after Sbu Mkhwanazi, senior manager in Parks, and Crispin Hemson of WESSA Durban Branch had introduced the project, the municipality provided refreshments. Then all present joined in the work of identifying trees and fixing on labels.
Dlamini, manager in Natural Resources,|
fixes a label to a rare Celtis Mildbraedii, the Natal Elm.
|Mr Sbu Mkhwanazi, senior manager in Parks, fixes one of the first labels|
|eThekwini and WESSA tree label on Psychotria capensis|
About 60 labels were put up in the park, which has about 100 locally indigenous tree species. There will be more labels put up soon, and quickly the project will move to such areas as Botanic Gardens and Bulwer Park. It will reach various areas across the Metro.