Emira leads the property sector’s response to tackling invasive bug infestation in Johannesburg
Our initial concern was that we would have to fell all of the infected trees in the park, which would substantially change the environment of the office park. Fortunately, we were introduced to Beetle Busters, who are partnering with Emira and using Hyde Park as a test case for the treatment and eradication of the borer – hopefully saving most of the trees in the park.
Justin Bowen,Senior Development Manager at Emira Property Fund
If successful, this will be a ground-breaking intervention for South Africa, which could arrest the nationwide infestation and save our trees. The treatment at Hyde Park Office Park has been completed and we hope to be able to confirm the results as we move into spring and the trees start their re-growth cycle.
Tim Conradie, of Beetle Busters.
Emira is exceptionally proud to be part of this ground-breaking test case and cannot wait to see the results in the coming months. We really are hoping that this will be the ‘silver bullet' that we need to keep our treed cities.
Geoff Jennett, CEO of Emira Property Fund