Monday, January 25, 2016

So long Casaurinas! Hello Sustainability!


Teva and Rob
We at Small Hope Bay Lodge continue our march toward greater sustainability. We make a constant and continuous effort in our practices here to improve our planet and protect this beautiful, and fragile ecosystem.

One of those efforts is to remove invasive plant species, such as the Casuarina Pines (also known as Australian Pine). These trees are pretty but their root system causes excessive erosion. We have removed a significant number of these trees from our North beach already.


And we recently had a guest from Winnipeg, Canada, and a talented and professional arborist, come for another visit and train our own Teva Kurth on how to properly remove these types of trees. A big thanks and round of applause to Rob and his wife, Stacy, who, in between dives and vacation relaxation, assisted and trained in removing some awkwardly placed trees. 



We even cut (and ensured it won't grow back) our giant Casuarina by our outside patio. We'll need some ideas of what to do with its skeleton - carving? firewood? decorate with fairy lights? 

See what a difference it makes . . . 




We are also planting local shrubs and ground cover, in addition to more coconut palms, which will help retain our beach and prevent erosion. Stay tuned for more of our plans for a more sustainable resort and future . . . 

 








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4 comments:

Jessica Zerick said...

Carve a giant size replica of Jeff's head! If that's too intense, a marine animal or coral sculpture would suffice.

Hette Hillsdon said...

What about hanging one of those basket chairs from a branch? Or, even a simple swing - for the children - of any age!

Hette Hillsdon said...

How about hanging one of those basket chairs from one of the branches? Or, you hang a simple swing for children - of all ages...

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