Bush Regenerator of Sydney

Ecohort has 15 senior staff who have completed formal horticultural and/or environmental and bush regeneration training, as well as experience in managing a wide range of bush regeneration, re-vegetation and seed collection projects in the greater Sydney region. A number of additional staff work on a part-time basis, and we are able to increase staffing levels quite rapidly by liaising with our extensive network of industry contacts in response to demand.

Key staff profiles…


Edgar Freimanis

Edgar is the Director of Ecohort Pty Ltd. He is also the Ecohort quality representative and environmental representative. Edgar has worked in the bush regeneration field since 1989. This work started in the Lithgow area as a part of his University degree. During these studies Edgar also worked as a bush regenerator on River-flat Forest on NSW Agriculture lands in Camden. He worked as a bush regenerator for Urban Bushland Management from 1992-1993. Four years were spent with Greening Australia undertaking bushland regeneration and re-vegetation supervision, management and extension throughout the western Sydney region between1992-1996. In 1996, Edgar was a tutor for the Bush Regeneration Certificate course, and Plant Propagation elective, at Ryde TAFE. Since 1994, Edgar has been operating Ecohort Pty Ltd, a business which has completed numerous projects, primarily in western Sydney, in the following fields:

  • Flora and fauna surveys and bushland management plans/consultancy
  • Wholesale nursery – propagating tubes native to the Sydney Region, and
  • Bushland regeneration, seed collection, and re-vegetation contracting

Edgar has worked with numerous community groups, local, state and federal government agencies, construction firms, and development proponents, in the field of native vegetation assessment and restoration.

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture), University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury (1992)
  • Bush Regeneration Certificate, Padstow TAFE (1990)
  • Train the Trainer Certificate (1993)
  • Farm Chemical Users Trainer’s Course
  • Certificate III in Bushland Regeneration
  • Chainsaw Operations Level 1
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
Alex McCarthy
Site Supervisor

Alex has been working as a bush regenerator since 2001. Since the beginning of 2005, Alex has been supervising a number of bush regeneration and weed control jobs undertaken by Ecohort for Wollongong City Council and Landcom in the Wollongong and Shellharbour areas. These include weed control at bushfire asset protection zones (APZ’s) at Woonona and Coalcliff.

  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management, Charles Sturt University (2009)
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), University of Wollongong (2002)
  • Certificate II Bushland Regeneration, Yallah TAFE (2000)
  • Bachelor of Science (Physical Geography), University of Wollongong (1999)
  • Associate Diploma in Engineering (Land Information Systems) Wollongong TAFE (1996)
  • Chainsaw Operations Level 1
  • Senior First Aid Certificate
  • ChemCert Accredited

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