Hi Terry, 

I hope things are going well for you. The third term at school was hectic but we managed to use the tree poppers right before afternoon activities ended for the school year. As I expected, the girls really got into it. When I told them it was time to stop and get ready go home, they didn’t stop! They’re now anxiously awaiting the opportunity to use them again next year.  

As promised, here are a few photos of the tree poppers in action, including the mini that you generously donated.  

I’m still interested in distributing tree poppers through Singwe EcoServices and I know a few people who are keen to buy. So let me know if you would like to move forward on an agreement of some type.  


Elaine Franklin

Singwe EcoServices

Eveni, Swaziland 


The Popper arrived no problem. My son and I (age 7) already
tried them out, and they worked like a charm!  My aching back is going to be very grateful.

Thanks again,


Collected a large popper yesterday and it works like a charm, even though our soils are hard having had very little rain.



Thanks so much – the Tree Popper arrived last week, and yesterday we had a bit of rain to loosen the clay soil.

This morning I spent a very satisfying half hour popping black wattle saplings.  I can believe this could become addictive.  Very clever invention!  It will be put to good use.


Just a word of thanks for the Tree Popper.  I do not know when I last saw something so effective. 

We used it over the last week on our weekend retreat Schoonwater between Machadodorp and Badplaas and we must have extracted some 40 to 50 bluegum saplings. 

As you well know these trees are equipped with a massive ball at the head of the root system. 

The Popper extracted everything.


Alan Parrock