Controlled burn on Signal Hill

Under ideal conditions, Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) prescribe some burns in some sections of the park. The burns are done for a number of reasons, to rejuvenate the fire-adapted and fire-dependent vegetation (fynbos) and to reduce fire hazards by reducing unnecessary “fuel” (e.g. alien vegetation that has been hacked from a particular area. Alien plants often burn hotter and faster than indigenous species and therefore pose a threat to the natural plant species and surrounding urban areas) I took these pics from the Tonic office in Cape Town.

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Comments

  1. That makes me so very very sad!

  2. Oh my, I saw this while running off to a friend and didn’t read the content and judged the pictures! Glad to know all is well though.

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