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Ilse Schoonraad
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13 Jun 2017
1:55 pm

Invasive alien plants expected to pose challenge in Southern Cape after fires

Ilse Schoonraad

Landowners believe the costs associated with eradicating the invasive alien plants are daunting.

Cobus Meiring. Picture: Knysna-Plett Herald

Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI) said a huge concern for landowners was having to deal with current and future invasive aliens that would establish themselves as a result of the fires that ravaged the Southern Cape during the past week, reports the Knysna-Plett Herald.

“The substantial costs associated with eradicating invasive alien plants and the ongoing management of its aggressive regrowth are daunting prospects for landowners.”

SCLI is a public platform for landowners and land managers with an interest in the control and eradication of invasive alien plants.

SCLI is supported by the Table Mountain Fund (TMF), an associated trust of WWF SA.

Caxton News Service

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