Bush Regeneration is the rehabilitation of bush from a weed affected or otherwise degraded area to a healthier community of native plants and animals.
It has also been defined as “The practice of restoring bushland by reinstating and reinforcing the systems’ natural regeneration processes”
The aim is to restore and maintain ecosystem health by helping the natural regeneration of indigenous plants. This is usually done by reducing the effect of weeds and things like erosion and soil disturbance.
Weeds are often the greatest threat to remnant vegetation, and so bush regeneration is closely associated with weed control. Weed management is not the aim of bush regeneration but one of the tools used to help native plants. The management of other factors like fire can be just as important, depending on the ecosystem being restored.
The importance of the workings of an ecosystem rather just its structure and composition is being increasingly recognised.