DAFF is now DALRRD
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development inherently has an agricultural focus. Did you know that The Registrar calls urban ornamental trees a “Minor Crop”.
Is the tree that is being killed by PSHB in your garden really a “Minor Crop”?
DEA is now DEFF
The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has not yet declared PSHB an Invasive Pest. When PSHB is declared an invasive pest it will full under NEMBA legislation.
We need to evaluate the relevance and efficacy of this legislation in a heavily infested urban context? Does this legislation contribute to pragmatic solutions for controlling PSHB? The movement of infested wood is the biggest contributor to human-assisted spread of PSHB – permits will need to be issued to move infested wood. Selling your property, be sure to contact an invasive species consultant.
Such measures could be useful in Cape Town which is engaged in a PSHB eradication programme.
How does such legislation work within Johannesburg which has experienced such massive infestation?
PSHB is a disaster and it needs a national champion – South Africans are looking for strong leadership – ..!!
Who has the mandate to declare a disaster?
George PSHB Botanical Garden Meeting – 5th Oct
Cape Town PSHB Workshop – 7th Oct
Bloemfontein PSHB Public Meeting – 16th Sept
Email us to enquire about an event and we will forward you further information.
KZN PSHB Forum
After a successful PSHB Workshop in Durban on the 14th September the “KZN PSHB Forum” was officially convened last week. Johan Bodenstein was elected to chair the group of service providers who are determined to initiate local action and to raise awareness.
Housing estates and residents associations should get involved now.
Municipality and City Parks
How do you evaluate the suitability and appropriateness of action?
Save your tree – and kill everything else..
Are you spraying poison onto your tree? Are you pouring poison into the soil in the belief that it will be effective?
It is spring, and many trees are currently flowering.
Is your service provider being responsible and do they care about the environment?
Fighting PSHB is a long term game – what is your game plan?