Most of land at our place had been cleared of native vegetation. Consequently, except for the Angophora Regeneration area, natural regeneration was not viable and we have employed a revegetation approach. In our case we have been planting trees, either from what we have firstly germinated and grown in pots ourselves or from tubestock obtained from native plant nurseries. The latter has been useful to source plants we have not grown ourselves and thus increase the diversity of plants we are putting in the ground.
There are various principles to think through when revegetating land. The additional information provided on this page is a good place to start your thinking. After all, it usually pays to have some idea of how to proceed. Having said this however, at the end of the day, any revegetation work done on a property will ultimately benefit the local wildlife.
Land for Wildlife SEQ have identified a number of steps to maximise the success of any revegetation project. These are as follows:
- Basic requirements (i.e. tree guards, stakes, mulch, nutrients, fencing)
- Site preparation (i.e. weed control, preparation for planting)
- Planting and watering in
- Monitoring and maintenance.
Check out the Land for Wildlife Revegetation Practicalities that is on this page.