Helping the environment by removing alien invasive trees in riparian zones
According to the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act, 1983 (Act No 43 of 1983) certain species of trees need to be removed as they are not indigenous to South Africa. Africa Biomass Company assists in the removal and recycling of these invasive alien trees in the riparian zones.
The trees that are removed are listed in the legislation in either Category 1 or Category 2 as plant invaders.
Alien invasive trees are removed and, by using Bandit’s horizontal grinders, recycled into usable wood chips, which are then used as biomass in agri-industrial applications to generate heat or electricity.
Alien invasive trees that Africa Biomass Company removes & recycles
The following species recycled by Africa Biomass Company are either listed as Category 1 or Category 2 alien invasive trees:
- Black Wattle
Impact of removal of alien invasive trees on bees
Through the obtaining of government tenders, the area of alien invasive trees that needs to be removed is demarcated. Africa Biomass Company strictly follows these instructions set out in tenders, therefore the impact on bees by removing alien invasive trees is low or even zero.