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Solar Energy, Soil Improvement and Environmental Protection

Hello! My name is Erin and this is my new energy and environmental care blog. I am a big believer in the responsibility of man to care for the environment. For too long, human beings have brought decay and destruction to the natural world. When I finally moved out of my parent's house last year, the first thing I wanted to do was to make sure my new home was an environmentally friendly as it could be. I called in a contractor who helped me to assess the quality of the soil, to install solar panels and to carry out an energy assessment rating on the property. Since then, my bills have fallen and my carbon footprint has shrunken in size. I learnt a lot during this process which I would like to share here.


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The Various Environmental Benefits of Bush Regeneration

by Maurice Ruiz

Not many people are aware of what bush regeneration is, yet it provides lots of benefits to the environment. Bush regeneration refers to the natural restoration of bushland infested with weeds or other unwelcome forms of degradation. If you are not familiar with the many environmental benefits that bush regeneration has to offer, you should continue reading on.

It helps conserve habitats for native plants and animals.

The principal goal of bush regeneration to breathe new life into degraded bushland by eliminating threats to the good health of indigenous plants and animals. In most cases, this is carried out by minimising the impact of weed attacks. Bush regeneration is closely linked to weed control because weeds are usually the worst enemy of remnant vegetation, which native animals may rely on for food. But management of other threats like bushfire can be equally important — the proper mix of interventions depend upon the site-specific factors that need to be managed. 

It helps improve the visual appearance of the landscape.

When weeds attack a bushland, they can grow anywhere. If the weed infestation is overlooked, it tends to undermine the aesthetics of the landscape. A critical aspect of the bush regeneration process is to enhance the visual appeal of degraded bushes by getting rid of weeds and any other things that make an area look unsightly. This can help increase the market value of the land.

It helps conserve recreational areas.

Some bushlands are not just habitats for native plants and animals, but also recreational places for people who love bushwalking, birdwatching, camping, etc. By restoring degraded areas, human beings also get a chance to experience the beauty of nature, hence maintaining biodiversity. It is, however, important to control human activities in bushlands so they do not interfere with the natural habitats.

It helps control soil erosion.

Bush regeneration is also critical to ensuring that the soils in bushlands remain intact. With an effective weed control strategy, indigenous plants found onsite or that are starting to sprout onsite, can grow unimpeded by weeds. That way, the soil in the area will be naturally protected with the native canopy of plants already present at the site. This natural vegetative cover will help prevent soil erosion by water, wind, and animals. 

If you're interested in learning the skills required to undertake bush regeneration, you should consider enrolling for a bush regeneration training program or workshop.