North Coast

Final seedling donations to support koala feed tree community planting program

Last week Forestry Corporation of NSW delivered the final load of koala food tree seedlings in support of
North Coast koala care groups’ efforts to build koala habitat.

The organization delivered the final 7,000 seedlings to the recently opened Lismore nursery facility managed by the Friends of the Koala to support their, and Bangalow Koalas’, planting programs. All up, 25,000 seedlings have been donated through this partnership to support koala populations, improve connectivity between areas, provide future food and habitat and improve habitat value.

The seedlings were grown at Forestry Corporation’s Grafton nursery and have now been transferred to
the Lismore facility for acclimatization and hardening. They will be used in bush regeneration plantings and environmental work under the guidance of Bangalow Koalas and Friends of the Koalas‐Lismore said Forestry Corporation’s Partnerships Leader, Ryan Ellis.

“The new nursery site is looking great and is bristling with stock, in preparation for planting by passionate
locals who want to support wildlife and the environment,” Mr. Ellis said. “The final delivery consisted of koala‐preferred species, including Tallowwood, Swamp Mahogany, and Dunn’s White Gum, which will be shared between local groups. “All the donated trees for this planting season have now been transferred from the Forestry Corporation
Grafton nursery into the care and attention of Friends of the Koala‐Lismore’s Nursery Manager, Mark Wilson.”

Forestry Corporation has also provided information and resources to support the planting operations.
To find out more about Forestry Corporation’s community partnerships, please visit
www.forestrycorporation.com.au

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