Aspects of our ecological weed management:

  • A holistic approach that considers the living and the non-living ecological elements, all trophic levels and all life stages of plants;
  • Works with the natural processes to develop better strategies to fulfil the ecological functions of pioneer vegetation;
  • Protects soil health – of primary importance;
  • Uses long-term planning processes rather than short-term goals recognising the time frames in which environmental damage has occurred;
  • Identifies disturbance processes that lead to vegetation changes;
  • Uses an ecological understanding of weeds and their roles as the foundation of an effective management program. Many non-climax weeds can be part of succession and even climax weeds can be strategically used;
  • Restores natural systems which enables them to be self-sustaining and self-perpetuating;
  • Observes the natural process of succession and does not aim to ‘plant’ unless the situation requires it;
  • Develops a relationship to country, fostering connection and care;
  • Is knowledge intensive and allows for learning on the job via observation.

The Benefits of Chemical-free Restoration

  • There are no toxic leachates;
  • There are no off-target pesticide effects;
  • Non-herbicide removal of weeds does not create resistance in unwanted plants;
  • Soil health is not disturbed;
  • Bush regenerators can work in any weather;
  • The whole community can participate which provides an excellent learning opportunity for children.

We aim for healthy ecosystems not dead weeds

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