Thank you all for the tremendous effort, patience and skill involved in bringing this challenging project to completion.
And it will be a stunning forested garden where we can sit in the shade of glorious trees.
The client required large, ornamental trees that could provide her with instant privacy and an oasis garden where she can relax in peace. The trees needed to be sculptural and beautiful to look at. The client also didn’t want very dense trees. She preferred trees that could provide privacy whilst still providing dappled sunlight into her garden.
The species selected were 500-litre Vachellia xanthophloea and Caesalpinia ferrea.
There was no crane access to the back garden, situated over 8 stories high.
Use the neighbour’s tower crane to lift the trees over the building and then build special scaffolding to cart the trees to the back garden into the planting positions.
2016-2018 Western Cape Drought:
These trees were installed during one of the worst drought conditions of Cape Town. We had to reduce the watering of the trees quite significantly to just ensure that the trees can survive. The client had water tanks that she filled up from water she had brought in from elsewhere. Considering these very challenging conditions, and the limited watering scheme, the trees could’ve probably been larger by now, but have survived and are now thriving and also completely independent from artificial watering.