Land in the Garden Route National Park is healing after the 2018 wildfires, according to an ecologist.
South African National Parks (SANParks) Restoration Ecologist, Thabang Sibiya, said what had sprouted after the 2018 wildfires in Goudveld Forest was both good and bad.
The ‘good’ includes fynbos species (pictured), Indigofera, Hypodiscus, Cannomois and Leucodendrum.
The areas being studied were handed over by forestry company, Mountain to Ocean to SANParks to rehabilitate and conserve.
The ‘bad’ according to Sibiya are invasive species such as wattle and blackwood, which have also resurfaced after the fires. SANParks is working to remove invasive species, which would release more water into rivers and assist with the protection of indigenous plants.