NEW IN 2022
HEADS UP: YOU COULD BE CARRYING A TREE-KILLING DANGEROUS BEETLE.
True story: an invasive and highly destructive species of wood borer beetle – the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer – is infesting trees in KZN, Gauteng, Free State and North West, and has also now been found in the George and Knysna areas. Our tips:
- If you’re planning to use a braai or fireplace in your camp use charcoal - or else BUY WOOD AT YOUR LAST STOP before you hit the R355. This way, you can be sure your load of wood doesn’t become a new way for this destructive beetle to spread. Please:
- If you’re bringing logs or cut wood for an artwork, please inspect the entire load for any signs of PSHB infestation, which appear as small tip-of-ballpoint- pen sized holes, from which sap or ‘sawdust’ is produced. See the photos here for borer holes, and an example of the BORER BEETLE ITSELF.
Our Clan effigy and Temple burns are moving back to their old Saturday (Clan) and Sunday (Temple) schedule!
Why? Because having our Clan burn on Saturday, and Temple on Sunday means that the climax of having two of the most significant structures burnt on Saturday & Sunday is in synch with the last two days of our event schedule.
Spread the word - these are the dates*: CLAN: SATURDAY 4TH MAY TEMPLE: SUNDAY 5TH MAY
(*as always, our team will be watching the weather forecast very closely, and if there’s a chance that high wind or rain looks set to mess with the schedule, then timing may change. All things in Tankwa Town – including large burns – are subject to Mother Nature’s calls).