Fire is increasingly understood to have played an important role in shaping the composition and distribution of Victoria’s native flora and fauna.
Fire both naturally occurring and as used by Aboriginal people is increasingly understood to have played an important role in shaping the composition and distribution of much of Victoria’s native flora and fauna. In particular fire in Victoria’s natural temperate grassland plays an important role in opening up space between the grass tussocks. A number of species require fire or similar disturbances to regenerate or renew their habitats, and many temporarily flourish in the post-fire environment. The understanding of fire’s effects on biota and its application to ecological management objectives continues to evolve. Much of this understanding must, of its nature, be ecosystem specific. Today, prescribed burning is widely used in Australia to mitigate bushfire threat and to restore and conserve biodiversity in fire-adapted landscapes.
Abzeco’s highly trained and specifically qualified fire specialists employ ecological burning to reduce biomass, promote germination, and assist weed control in grassy ecosystems across Victoria. From small scale burn-piles to larger scale grassland mosaic burns, Abzeco’s trained and experienced staff consider the best timing and burn intensity to achieve the desired result. When combined with follow up post burn weed control the effectiveness of each burn is maximised by reducing competition to native regeneration and limiting weed colonisation of the freshly burn ground.
Contact Abzeco to organise a burn consultation for your site and discuss the available options.