How bushfires can be beneficial to the environment


The main benefits of bushfires to the Australian environment are for certain plant species to release their seeds. 

Some plants actually need heat and smoke to release their seeds. This suggests that fires are critical to the successful reproduction of certain plant species.

how the environment recovers after a bushfire

Most eucalypt areas start to recover about 1 month after the fires. Typically new leaves start to sprout from the burnt trees.

See also bushfire regrowth in the Grampians

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