Top Tips for Re-vegetation Projects

19 June 2020 19 Jun 2020 1 min 53 sec
by: Ryan Key
Appropriate, well planned and properly executed re-vegetation will ensure a number of benefits for the future sustainability of the habitat and aligning environments and ecosystems.

Why does re-vegetation matter?

Native habitats have degraded to varying degrees in Australia, and indeed worldwide. This makes natural re-vegetation extremely unlikely, leaving damaged habitats without resources to overcome soil erosion, invasion of weeds and feral animals and poor water quality. Re vegetation is necessary to reinstate native vegetation and habitat.

What does re-vegetation do for degraded, damaged habitats?

Appropriate, well planned and properly executed re-vegetation will ensure a number of benefits for the future sustainability of the habitat and aligning environments and ecosystems. Such as:

  • Protects, conserves, buffers and enriches native plant communities and wildlife habitat
  • Reduces soil and water loss and degradation
  • Provides shelter, shade and fodder; a cooler regional climate; carbon sequestration;
  • increased soil fertility and productivity;
  • more sustainable agriculture;
  • timber and other tree products;
  • pollination services;
  • production of second generation biofuels;
  • and improved food, water and energy security.

Factors which influence re-vegetation activity are:

  • size and nature of the site
  • time and money available
  • purpose of the re-vegetation

Appropriate and widely utilised methods for re-vegetation are:

  • planting and direct seeding
  • broadcasting seed by hand,
  • brush matting,
  • transferring leaf litter or plugs of topsoil
  • transplanting

Re-vegetation projects may not deliver the required or desired benefits if it is not executed with all relevant considerations and without careful planning and implementation it can also be costly in both time and money.
Ecoplant Australia has experience to provide advice, products and installation to make sure your re-vegetation project achieves desired outcomes.

Ecoplant revegetation product list:

  • Plastic Sleeve Tree Guards
  • Green Guards
  • Jute Squares
  • Bamboo Stakes
  • Cardboard milk cartons
  • Plant pills

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