Ecosystems Management


  Creating and managing urban wildlife habitat


 

  Nature conservation starts at your own front door

  indigenous landscape design secialist consultant ecoman durban
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Landscaping of Fountain Hill Estate


Landscape planning design and construction using exclusively local South African indigenous plants for the late Ernst Taeuber on the farm Fountain Hill Estate, Wartburg, Natal, South Africa. This was a very large scale landscape planning design and construction project using local indigenous plants mostly sourced on the farm Fountain Hill Estate that was implemented over a number of years starting in 1997. A number of very large trees were also rescued from flooding due to the construction of a new dam and transplanted to higher ground. I also rescued the arboretum that had been neglected for years, thereafter I took care of the arboretum and pruned the trees as and when was required.

  planting trees as part of the construction of a new indigenous landscape design

Planting indigenous trees on the farm Fountain Hill Estate as part of a new landscape under construction

offloading trees to be planted new indigenous landscape plan  

Offloading indigenous trees which were to be planted on the farm Fountain Hill Estate


  park like indigenous landscape created with indigenous trees

Park like landscape that was created out of the local natural bush beside the main road leading to the farm workshop area and the main farm residence

landscaping large area with local indigenous plants

Landscaping of a very large area around the old mission church that is located on Fountain Hill Estate the church can be seen partially hidden behind the trees


indigenous landscape design

Landscaping of a very large area around the old mission church that is located on Fountain Hill Estate with the church bell tower clearly visible

large indigenous planting using aloes and Bulbine abyssinica

A portion of a very large planting of local Aloes, Agapanthus and other hardy indigenous plants collected on the farm. This is the site where the very first Bulbine abyssinica collected on the farm were grown before they were introduced to the horticultural and nursery industry at Silver Glenn Nursery by me


striped gnu fountain hill estate

A heard of Striped Gnu which roam freely on the farm and also into the indigenous gardens created

aanother view striped gnu fountain hill estate

Another view of the Striped Gnu

Fountain Hill Estate




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