June 7th: Talk at Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Nikita Swartz

WIL student of 2016 from Cape Peninsula University Of Technology

Tygerberg Nature Reserve

 

Topic: Tree of Heaven

Ailanthus altissima is an invasive species that produces ailanthrone. Ailanthrone is a chemical which stunts the growth of all vegetation in the vicinity of the tree.

This tree has vigorous growth rates; an extensive root system this often causes damage to infrastructure such as pipelines, walls and pavements.

This tree originates from china, it was brought here as an ornamental tree and is planted in gardens and on pavements throughout South Africa. This tree is now spreading uncontrollably to the detriment of biodiversity and infrastructure.

The tree of heaven is commonly found in urban ecosystems with many well established trees frequenting in gardens and built up areas. The species however is not dependent on urban systems to survive; an uncontrolled spreading of these species can result in it establishing itself in natural ecosystems.

According to the Alien Invasive Species Regulations Under National Environmental Management the Tree of Heaven species is a category 1b invader meaning that is needs compulsory control as part of management. Therefore it is becoming a vital thing to inform the public.

Within the talk topics will be:

  • Identification of the tree of heaven
  • Competitive invader
  • Control methods
  • What can you do

 

Time and Place : 19h00 for 19:30 at Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre , Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Cost: Friends of  Tygerberg Hills membership card is a free entry. Non-members = R20 donation.

For more details contact Diane  021 975 5660

 

Please Note : 2016 membership is due . Also collect your 2016 membership cards at the meeting or at the main gate as you need the card to enter the reserve.  No membership receipt is a valid entry anymore.

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May Talk at Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Talk on 3rd May 2016  Title : Invasive Wasps causing havoc in Cape Town

The speaker is Marco Meyer who studied environmental and water science at UWC.

He was an intern at Department of Environmental Affairs before he started at the invasive species unit in 2014.

 

Content of the talk:

Two invasive wasp species have made Cape Town their new home. The European paper wasp is extremely abundant in the northern suburbs and has been making life for residents uncomfortable.

The German wasp is less abundant, but far more aggressive.

In this talk we will explain who these wasps are and what the City of Cape Town has been doing to assist residents.

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Time and Place : 19h00 for 19:30 at Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre , Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Cost: Friends of  Tygerberg Hills membership card is a free entry. Non-members = R20 donation.

Please Note : 2016 membership is due . Also collect your 2016 membership cards at the meeting or at the main gate as you need a card to enter the reserve.  No membership receipt is a valid entry anymore.

For more details contact Diane  021 975 5660

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April Talk at Tygerberg Nature Reserve

April 5th 2016 Friends of Tygerberg Hills Talk.

Topic is Water Conservation and will be based on the  Smart Living Handbook  and is presented by Rhonwen Kayster, an Enviromental Education Intern with the City of Cape Town.

Rhonwen has studied Nature Conservation at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and is now doing her internship with City of Cape Town.

Venue is Kristo Pienaar Educational Centre in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve.

Talk starts at 19h00 for 19h30

Non-members  R20 donation

Friends of Tygerberg Hills members have free entry with membership cards.

Venue is the Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve.

Enviro Talk start at 19h00 for 19h30
Non-members:  R20 donation
Friends of Tygerberg Hills membership cards for Free entry .

Venue is the Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve.

Enviro Talk start at 19h00 for 19h30
Non-members:  R20 donation
Friends of Tygerberg Hills membership cards for Free entry .

Venue is the Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve.

Enviro Talk start at 19h00 for 19h30
Non-members:  R20 donation
Friends of Tygerberg Hills membership cards for Free entry .

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March Talk at Tygerberg Nature Reserve by Estienne de Beer

March 1st 2016  Friends of Tygerberg Hills talk

Meerkat Motivation for the Marketplace

is a motivational talk with inspiring wildlife photographs for achieving results, top performance and super teamwork. Meerkats’ sustainable success and awe-inspiring capability to outsmart clever rivals is based on five world-class behaviours, which are either positively evident or glaringly absent, when it gets to distinguished human performance.

Watch a short YouTube clip on this inspirational presentation:  https://youtu.be/_Ce6vVoUAn0

http://www.meerkat-motivational-speaker.co.za/

“Estienne de Beer is a motivational speaker from South Africa who has empowered corporate audiences worldwide at conferences and business events.”

Venue is the Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve.

Enviro Talk start at 19h00 for 19h30
Non-members:  R20 donation
Friends of Tygerberg Hills membership cards for Free entry .

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