Definition of bushline in English:



usually the bushline
  • The altitude above which indigenous forest does not grow.

    ‘above the bushline you will enjoy wonderful views of the lake’
    • ‘Rock wrens, as their name suggests, mostly exist in rocky and craggy areas high above the bushline.’
    • ‘Rock wrens are New Zealand's only true alpine birds that live their entire lives above the bushline in sometimes very difficult climactic conditions, where other birds simply wouldn't stand a chance.’
    • ‘They must not conduct such activity on that part of the land below the bushline or where there is no defined bush.’
    • ‘An hour of slow trudging gets me through the bush and to the bushline.’
    • ‘It would be a brilliant and speedy mountain running track - the terrain, though above the bushline, is fairly benign.’
    • ‘Then out above the bushline into the searing hot sun.’
    • ‘After nearly three hours my friend and I sat above the bushline, half an hour from the summit, the strongest of winds roaring round us.’
    • ‘An easy 6km warm-up along the lake shore from the Control Gates on Lake Te Anau is followed by a steady 8.2km climb through native beech forest to the bushline and on to Luxmore Hut at 1085m.’
    • ‘We're squinting at the encroaching bushline with a combination of quease and comfort.’
    • ‘The forestry sector must take full responsibility for putting in place systems, process and behaviours which prevent dangerous situations occurring at the bushline.’


Late 19th century: from bush + line.