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Tuesday, August 22, 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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