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Any ideas what experiment is being conducted?

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:31 am

We found these on the left bank of the river in Nature's Valley when we managed to get lost and take a wrong footpath. The guys at the office had no idea what they were doing and thought it was probably Scientific Services at work:

ImageIMG_1646 by Duco Quanjer, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1645 by Duco Quanjer, on Flickr

This branch tip had an orange tag, some were blue and green I think, different colours anyway, and all on the same plant species.

We're curious what they're up to. :think:
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Re: Any ideas what experiment is being conducted?

Unread post by shfish » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:30 pm

I've seen these at Kirstenbosch gardens too. If I remember correctly, it's to catch the seeds of the plant for germination elsewhere.

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Re: Any ideas what experiment is being conducted?

Unread post by Yoda » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:27 am

shfish wrote:I've seen these at Kirstenbosch gardens too. If I remember correctly, it's to catch the seeds of the plant for germination elsewhere.

Or possibly to control pollination


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