What Is Bush Regeneration?
Bush regeneration is actually a relatively simple concept, though it might not be such a simple process. The concept of bush regeneration is simply the reintroduction of native plant species in an attempt to recreate the original environment prior to burning, clear cutting or construction. Also called “natural area restoration” the goal of this process is to provide native animal species with a better environment through the regeneration of indigenous plants.
Removal of Nonnative Species
One of the most important considerations in bush regeneration is the removal of nonnative plant species. Often, these species were introduced as a food source or because they were considered useful in some way. However, nonnative plant species can quickly become invasive and kill off indigenous species, and usually do not provide the same natural habitat for local animal life. Removing nonnative species is vital for bush regeneration.
Replanting and Slow Weed Removal
The next step in bush regeneration is replanting an area with native plant species. However, in some cases there is little need to replant, as native plant seeds and spores often survive in the ground and can begin to thrive with the removal of nonnative plants and weeds. Slow weed removal beginning near native plant life helps to ensure healthy growth and minimum disturbance to any animals using nonnative plants and weeds as a habitat.
Bush regeneration is vital for ecosystem health and sustainability, and it is becoming widespread around the world.