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Planting of tree farm 1

Planting of tree farm 1

 

Planting of tree farm 1

Planting of tree farm 1

 

Planting of tree farm 1

Planting of tree farm 1

 

FOOD FOR FURRY FELLAS

TREE FARM PROJECT

 

ISSUE:

To provide a long term reliable solution to the need to obtain ongoing fresh Eucalyptus leaf supples for koalas to forage when they are admitted to our Facility for treatment.

 

PROPOSAL:

To liaise with landowners/departments from within a specified radius of Taree, with the view to negotiating an agreement allowing KOALAS IN CARE INC to plant specific Eucalyptus Food Tree Species and that when these are matured sufficiently utilise them for leaf harvesting requirements.

 

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE:

For the past 15 years leaf harvesting has been performed at numerous locations in the Taree and Wingham localities. This has been performed on a rotational basis thus allowing for regrowth to occur but has been dictated by periodic slashing at some sites, clear felling at others and inclement weather preventing access. Given these and other factors, the number of available sites has been reduced significantly with more sites predicted to be lost in the near future. KOALAS IN CARE INC is not in a financial position to purchase land for the above project.

 

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS:

A number of areas of land (approximately 1 hectare) that will be made available for the purpose of planting a selection of Koala Food Tree Species which can be harvested selectively when approximately 7-8 years of age depending on growth patterns.

 

SPECIFICS:

  • Minimum 1 hectare site – preferably combination wet/dry profiles.
  • Access all weather conditions.
  • Ability to construct exclusion fencing.
  • Minimal/peppercorn rent.
  • 15 species to be made available – 50% wet/50% dry.
  • Minimum 100m from main road/rail – 500m from pollution source.
  • Tubestock grown from KIC seed bank only.
  • Away from services or easements.

 

GEOGRAPHICAL CONSTRAINTS:

Due to the need to transport harvested leaf supplies to our facility in all weather conditions any site proposed for consideration must be within the following approximate radius.

  • Old Bar Road to Kundle Kundle Road.
  • Half Chain Road to Tinonee.
  • Lansdowne Road to Young’s Road.

NB: Any site proposed must be above flood reach and not be affected by acid sulphate soil issues.

 

If you have land available and would like to become involved with our project please contact us for more details.

 

 

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