Restoring the Fire-Damaged Jackalberries at Vumbura Plains

Jul 6, 2017 Conservation
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It’s been just over a year since the dramatic fire at Vumbura South Camp – amazing how quickly time flies! With our incredible new camp being built so quickly, having guests visiting us all year round, and all the pumping wildlife it was easy to forget just how close we came to losing some of our majestic jackalberry trees that make South Camp such a woodland delight.

Vumbura had complete faith in restoring these ancient trees and invested in their life span by plastering the wounds and feeding them back to health. The newly-built lounge and star deck were built around the trees, hoping to benefit in the future from their full canopies.

We are happy to report that almost a year to the day the largest and most damaged of the jackalberries has started to show signs of life, with new shoots almost glowing against the old, damaged bark.

The trees are far from restored to their original glory, but they are on their way, and with just a couple more years of tender loving care these beauties will show off their spectacular canopies once again.

Photograph of a burnt tree just after the fire 

And today

 

New life

 

 

 

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Miriam  Jul 7, 2017

Great read and awesome efforts out there. This is really what were are about!! Why Wilderness? Because environment is at the Heart of what we do :)