Tree Project

With the Knysna fires still fresh in our memories, the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb has committed to regreening Knysna in collaboration with renowned tree planting NPO Greenpop. We are supporting it’s Eden Regeneration Project. All funds raised will go towards the clearing of alien vegetation, and the planting of indigenous trees in the areas affected by the devastating fires of June 2017.

Trees will be planted in Featherbed Nature Reserve & Phantom Forest. Both of these localities are private nature reserves and key tourist attractions in the area that were severely affected by the fires, with little vegetation left in place. The scope of the project goes much further than tree planting – it’s priority is to restore the forest canopy, the biodiversity that this supports and in turn the vital ecosystem services that this forest system provides.

As organisers we have donated one tree on behalf of every competitor participating in the 2018 event (we added the cost to their entry fee), therefore 148 Trees have already been “purchased” in the name of our competitors’. Jaguar and its dealer network are also donating towards the project – challenging each other to match or beat their contributions – and we appeal to everyone to support this worthy cause by donating here. Please note the cost to purchase and plant one Tree is R120,00 and all funds go directly to Greenpop via the GivenGain portal.

The target for this Jaguar Simola Hillclimb initiative is for a minimum of 1500 trees to be donated to Greenpop by 15 May 2018.

Help us achieve our goal to aid the REGREENING of the Garden Route by purchasing ONE, or TEN or more trees – challenge your friends, business associates or anyone to do the same or better! Be a part of helping Knysna’s environment recover from the devastation!

FEEDBACK FROM THE 2018 PLANTING SESSION:

Our team had the wonderful opportunity to join the Greenpop Festival of Action on a Planting day in Featherbed Nature Reserve in early July!

In a matter of hours 500 trees were planted!

Thanks to all those that contributed toward this amazing initiative. We will be raising funds and supporting this initiative again during our 2019 Hillclimb buildup and we encourage everyone to get involved again during the 2019 #FestivalOfAction.