Queries in specific suburbs

For queries in specific suburbs, please contact the following: 

          Newlands                          Clare Burgess                   082 546 7938

          Lynfrae                               Eleonore vd Horst           083 701 7634

          Wynberg                            Alison Coutras                  082 822 5550         

          Kenilworth                        Henk Egberink                  082 371 6989

          Bishopscourt                   Jane Prinsloo                    076 733 2318

          Harfield                             Gail Brown                          082 897 2972

          Rondebosch                     Heleen Louw                      072 236 6146

          Hout Bay                          Jill Mackay                           072 775 0750  

Tree Alert procedure

  • Introduce yourself to the contractor who is pruning or cutting the tree - indicate your interest
  • Establish who has contracted him and ask to see the permit from Recreation & Parks - all work on trees in public areas must have a permit
  • If no permit can be produced, ask him to stop work until he can show it
  • Obtain the contractor's name and take photos of him and vehicle, the tree being pruned or felled, and the entrance gate of the house with number
  • Send pictures to Neil.Fortes@capetown.gov.za and Treekeepers and ask whether a permit was granted and for what reasons
  • If no reply is received within two days, follow up.

Emergency procedure

As per procedure above but also phone Neil Fortes on 082 561 3619 or Johan Herholdt on 021 4444 1692 or 084629 3257.  Also phone Clare Burgess on 082 546 7938.

How to prune a tree the right way

Trees for Bees

In Honour of World Bee Day, we are sharing 15 trees for the bees of the world! 🐝

1. African teak (Pterocarpus angolensis)
2. African wattle (Peltophorum africanum)
3. Apple-leaf (Philenoptera violacea)
4. Black thorn (Acacia mellifera Subsp. detinens)
5. Wild pear (Dombeya rotundifolia)
6. Buffalo thorn (Ziziphus mucronata)
7. Sweet thorn (Acacia karroo)
8. Tree fuscia (Halleria lucida)
9. Dogwood (Rhamnus prinoides)
10. False olive (Buddleja saligna)
11. Forest elder (Nuxia floribunda)
12. Coastal coral tree (Erythrina caffra)
13. Sumach-bean (Elephantorrhiza burkei)
14. Spekboom (Portulacaria afra)
15. Waterberry (Syzygium cordatum)

Bee on flower