What you should be planting

The impact of these invasive trees on our water resources cannot be overstated. South Africa loses more than 3,300 million kilolitres of water, the equivalent of 26 large dams, annually to these infestations. The fact that the project makes a significant contribution to job-creation and poverty alleviation makes it even more significant in the South African socio-economic context.

The amount of hectares of invasive alien trees that a water user would need to finance to be cleared to become water neutral, is therefore calculated by dividing the water user's 'water deficit' by the average amount of water replenished through the clearing of a hectare of invasive alien trees (2540m3/year).

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