George Municipality would like to thank resident of Wilderness, Susan Burger and Tree SA: Garden Route who kindly sponsored four Coastal Silver Oak trees for planting at Leentjiesklip Beach parking area. This follows after the original trees were destroyed two weeks ago during the strong storm surge. The Coastal Oak or Brachylaena discolour is a species of flower plant in the aster family. It is native to Africa where it occurs in South Africa, Mozambique and Eswatini.
Municipal Manager, Dr Michele Gratz expressed her gratitude and thanks to the parties involved for the sponsorship. “ Our municipal teams are hard at work restoring the beaches and parking areas to be ready for Blue Flag season and with Leentjiesklip Beach having applied for Blue Flag Pilot Status, the replacement of the damaged trees is a fantastic gesture! We eagerly await the final announcement on 20 October as to which beaches have retained Blue Flag and which will be Pilot beaches,” said Dr Gratz.