Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Revegetation

Sunflowers performed well at Deprat Gardens for some metals (Image: University of Newcastle)
Revegetation

Plants to the rescue – cleaning up contaminated sites

By Karen Smith

Delprat Garden, a phytoremediation garden overlooking the site that was once Newcastle’s steel works, was awarded a gold accolade in the architectural design category at the 2023 Australia Good Design Awards and is providing a model for large scale restoration of degraded industrial sites.Continue reading

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A healthy soil will greatly reduce the need for fertiliser. (Image: Pixabay Dean Moriarty)
Revegetation

Revegetation and soil microorganisms

By Patrick Regnault

When we think about revegetation it is common to think solely about the plantings. We need to take into account the bigger picture which includes the soil and its microbial composition.

Revegetation is usually interpreted as the process of reintroducing suitable plants in an area where the previous ecosystem has been too damaged to naturally regenerate.… Continue reading

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