December 12, 2017

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This R15.2 Million lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain -

Friday, December 8, 2017

UCT MLA exhibit and Jo Gibbons lecture -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sneak peek at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development due to begin Today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development set to begin today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Employment Position: Associate or Full Professor (tenure-stream) in Urban Forest Management, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo honoured at the National Business Awards -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cape Town accepts carbon neutral development challenge -

Friday, December 1, 2017

NEW Rainbird XFS-CV Dripline -

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Our suppliers at Itacotto have some great Black Friday Deals -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Deals on the Husqvarna Automower® -

Friday, November 24, 2017

A thank you to Bernadette Vollmer for her dedication to the role of SACLAP Registrar -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Launch of the Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit Announced -

Friday, November 24, 2017

New Build in Higgovale for SAOTA -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Horticulturists and herbalists join hands -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Competition for architects and urban designers as city embarks on carbon neutral development journey -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Cape Town is the first city in Africa to be named a UNESCO City of Design -

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Greenspace Takes Over London with WATG’s ‘Green Block’ Proposal -

Friday, November 10, 2017

It’s time we accelerate closer collaboration between private sector and beneficiaries to enable successful land reform -

Friday, November 10, 2017

An indoor garden concept -

Friday, November 10, 2017

Rooftop Tree Planting

Trees planted on a Higgovale Rooftop in the Mother City!
Can you imagine a forest of Trees on your building’s rooftop, overlooking the Cape Town harbour at the foot of Table Mountain? This was the dream of one of the residents of Higgovale, and their dream became a reality.

Within two days, a 95-ton mobile crane was brought on to site to assist with the placement of the trees on top of the roof structure and 28 trees were planted.

 

Not only were the trees lifted to new heights, but over 100 cubic meters of compost had to be airlifted to the rooftop as well! The logistics required to make this happen meant that flagmen, buzz of the radio communication, road closures and the humming of vehicle engines struck a vast contrast against the tranquility and serene environment created on the rooftop by the instant forest.

With species ranging from fruiting trees, such as Pomegranates, Apple, Pear, Plum and one grand Mulberry tree, as well as the beautiful indigenous Milkwood and Cross-berry, all the way through to exotic Silver Birches and Japanese Maple trees, this forest makes for a magical adventure. Almost as if you have stepped out of the city and into a new world!
Here is some great footage captured on the day of rooftop tree planting and a few shots of a few weeks after the completion of the installation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit:
Trees South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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