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Higgovale rooftop planting

Can you imagine a forest of various species of trees, on top of your roof, overlooking the Cape Town harbour at the foot of Table Mountain? This was the dream of one of the residents of Higgovale, and we helped to make this dream a reality.

Within a 2-day period, in collaboration with Ruru Landscaping, we brought in a 95-ton meter mobile crane to assist with the placement of the trees on top of the roof and planted 28 trees. Not only were the trees lifted to new heights, but over 100 cubes of compost had to be airlifted to the rooftop as well! The flagmen, the radio communication, the road closures and vehicle maintenance on the ground were juxtaposed against the tranquillity and serene environment created on the rooftop by the instant forest.

With species ranging from fruiting trees, such as pomegranates, apple, pear, plum and one grand mulberry tree, as well as the beautiful indigenous Milkwood and Cross-berry, all the way through to exotic Silver Birches and Japanese maple trees, this forest makes for a magical adventure! Almost as if you have stepped into a new world!

Have a look through our gallery at the amazing footage captured on the day and a few shots of a few weeks afterwards! (At the time of writing this blog post, the models were in hibernation and thus only wearing their “birthday suits” for the photos…. more to follow in Spring!)

And if you ever feel inspired to make your dreams a reality, do not hesitate to give us a call!

Video of planting available on our Facebook page. Click here.

Mulberry tree



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