Date: Saturday 1 Feb 2014
Time: 6:00 am or 8:00 am
Where: Faerie Glen Nature Reserve main entrance
Who: Anybody is welcome!
RSVP: Please email or SMS of you plan to attend
In an attempt to beat the heat we will start the first session at 6:00 am. We will be at reception at 8:00 am to meet those who prefer to start a little later.
What to bring:
– Lopper (takskêr)
– Pruning shears (snoeiskêr)
– Gardening gloves
– Sun hat
– Long sleeved old clothes and closed shoes for working in the field
– Something to drink while working
– Food and drink for the picnic afterwards
FFGNR will provide:
– Herbicide and paint brushes
– Plastic gloves for working with herbicides
Our primary target will be Lantana (picture above), a category 1 invasive species requiring compulsory control. Stems are to be cut short using a lopper (long handle garden scissors) followed by the application of herbicide to the cut stems. Small plants can be cut using pruning shears (secateurs). These are thorny bushes therefore gardening gloves and long sleeves are a must. The formation of teams, consisting of 1 herbicide painter and 1 or more cutters is the most efficient method in the eradication of alien invaders.
Please refer to this PDF for more information on Lantana: Lantana Control Recommendations