Bush Regeneration: 3 Basic Principles

Bush regeneration is designed to restore the Australian Outback to its natural state. If you own an area of land in the outback, you may be interested in regenerating the bush which covers the area. In order to start the process of bush regeneration, it is important that you understand the basic principles of bush regeneration. Below is a guide to 3 basic principles of bush regeneration.

Identify Native Plants and Trees

The first thing you need to learn to do before undertaking a bush regeneration project is how to identify native plants and trees clearly. It is these plants you wish to leave in place. If you are unable to identify native plants and trees, you may end up removing them by mistaking and causing further damage to the bush. For further information about the native flora and fauna of Australia, you can start by visiting this Australian government website. If you are unsure if a plant or tree on your land is native to Australia or not, you should call in a professional bush regeneration company who will be able to offer further advice.

Prioritise Healthy Native Plants and Trees

Once you have identified the native plants and trees, you can begin to clear weeds and invasive species from the area. When doing this, you should start the removal process from the area which surrounds healthy native plants and trees. Weed removal can be a lengthy process, so it is important that you start by protecting the healthy plants to increase the chance that they will go on to thrive and grow. Once you have cleared the area around the healthiest plants, you can begin to weed the areas around native species which are struggling to survive. As you work on these different areas, you will eventually cover the entire area you are targeting for regeneration.

Don't Completely Clear an Area

During the process of removing invasive plants and species, it is very easy to get carried away. Before you know it, you may have cleared large areas of land of all weeds and other invasive plants. However, while the aim of bush regeneration is the removal of these weeds, complete removal could, in fact, result in severe damage to the land. The exposed soil which remains after you have cleared a large area will be subjected to increased levels of erosion. If an area is covered in invasive plants and weeds, you should leave some in place until native plants have moved into the area. Once native plants are protecting the soil, you can remove the weeds.

For further information, you should contact a bush regeneration service.