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Big thanks for a great tree planting day

8 months ago

Thank you to all our koala friends who braved the hot weather to come and create koala habitat at Schusters Park, Tallebudgera on the weekend.

The huge group of nearly 70 people planted a combination of 760 preferred koala food trees, shelter trees, and other plants in just over an hour. These planting will grow into important habitat for koalas in the years to come.

‘Koala Friend’ Katrina, a local who knows Schusters Park very well, took a few people at the end of the planting for a walk to spot koalas. On the journey, we were lucky enough to spot five koalas, all trying their best to keep nice and cool! Seeing so many koalas in the park was a great reminder of how important it is to keep planting trees and creating habitat.

Don’t forget, the City is developing a new City-wide Koala Conservation Plan and this is your opportunity to let us know your thoughts on koala conservation. We would like your feedback on the koala’s major threats, what conservation actions you consider are most important and how you would like to be involved in the future. Please take the time to do the survey by clicking here.

Thanks to Mandie Lee (Koala Crusader) for capturing some great images of everyone hard at work.

The tree planting gang (Feb 2017). Notice the line of greenery just behind the group. These trees were planted in September 2015 and have grown so quickly. Hopefully it won’t be long and we’ll see koalas taking advantage of the trees.

A mix of koala food and habitat trees just planted.

Tree being placed in the ground.

Volunteers planting trees.