Seedling donations support koala care groups

Friday 17 Apr 2020

Forestry Corporation of NSW has donated over 50,000 Eucalyptus seedlings to a number of north coast koala care groups to help rebuild koala habitat on private land. The Eucalyptus seedlings were grown in Forestry Corporation’s Grafton nursery and have begun their journey to locations along the mid-north and north coast of NSW, said Forestry Corporation Ecologist Chris Slade.

“We are in the third year of the program and this year there are more seedlings going out to more areas, including areas to the west of Kempsey; it’s fantastic,” Mr Slade said. “The seedlings will be planted to connect known koala populations across the landscape by creating vegetated corridors and other patches, increasing food and shelter availability”.

“This partnership is a great example of public, private and not-for-profit organisations working together – Forestry Corporation growing and delivering plants free of charge, farms providing nursery storage and local community volunteers providing planting power.”

Photo: Mark Wilson (Friends of the Koala Lismore) and Jenny Sonter (Forestry Corporation NSW).

Source: Forestry Corporation of NSW

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