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Why not just let the native vegetation come back naturally?

Natural revegetation is the best option and is encouraged in those places where that is practical. Revegetation of the area will include both active and passive restoration, but to achieve a thriving forest filled with birds by 2050, nature will need a helping hand.

Planting of native trees and shrubs in domestic gardens and around farmhouses is encouraged. Where more targeted larger scale planting is desirable, there are 2 forms of planting:

(a) Targeted ‘broad-acre’ restoration to enhance connectivity between key areas of existing native habitat focusing on grassland areas; and
(b) Targeted ‘enrichment planting’ of native regenerating forests with old-growth tree species that are now rare in the area.