Want to clear your land of Rooikrans?

Received from Ritchie Morris:

Below is a name and contact number for a person who undertakes the cutting of rooikrans for firewood.

073 7849615

Marlin, from Heidelberg, has his own tractor and trailer and brings in his own work crew. He manages the whole process.

There is no charge and Marlin takes the wood = braai wood. He has recently completed extensive removal of rooikrans from Dolph Nel’s farm, which is neighbour to ours, and Dolph was very pleased with the work done. I saw massive piles of well cut wood that was removed.

Marlin is about to start at our place. So he will be in the Vermaaklikheid – Blombos Rd area for several weeks to come.

Perhaps if anyone wants to have their land cleared (next), they should contact Marlin. If asked he will remove smaller (non-usable) trees at the same time as targeting the bigger braai wood trees, but will probably want some reimbursement for this.

It’s a win-win situation, remembering that it is the responsibility of landowners to clear their properties of aliens. Getting rid of the big trees reduces the potential for seed generation – if the tiny-podlet galler is not active on your land.