KOALA FOOD TREES: NURTURING PROGRAMME
From a tube stock (seedling) to a 2 metre tall healthy young Ecucalypt tree producing nutritious gum leaves ready to be planted where wild koalas desperately need them.
The aim of the programme is to create koala food tree corridors connecting known koala habitats in the Port Macquarie / Hastings area on the NSW mid-north coast of Australia. Then beyond.
From a tubestock to a small Eucalypt tree
LIVING with KOALAS, in conjunction with local garden nurseries, will deliver koala food tree tubestock to participa
ting nurturing schools – every student and teacher will receive a plant. already re-potted into a 20cm growing pot with their own name label.. The schoolchildren and staff grow the trees for 3-4 months when the nursery and LwK return to repot into a 25 or 35 litre grow bag (the tree is around 60cm – 80cm at this stage). Approximately six months later we return and collect the young healthy trees (now over 2 metres tall) and arrange to plant them in the ground at an identified koala habitat in need. The process is repeated in following years.
Student interactive presentations are also available as part of the Living with Koalas programme: The Good Thing About…Koalas and The Good Thing About …Trees.