Seeds for survival

Woodlands and grasslands are important habitats for local wildlife, providing food and shelter. Repairing damaged habitats is possible, but replanting native species can be a very labour-intensive process.

In ‘direct seeding’, seeds are spread over the soil and nature does the rest. This method uses enormous quantities of seeds. Scientists at the Australian PlantBank work with the restoration industry to maintain the supply of seeds, and ensure the best conditions for germination and plant establishment.