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This koala is being cared for by Friends of the Koala (FoK). Photo supplied.
This koala is being cared for by Friends of the Koala (FoK). Photo supplied.

Are you interested in planting koala food trees to help support the local koala population? If you know a place where planting koala food trees would help create a koala corridor or help support a local koala population then you can head down to Mullum Creek Native Nursery over the next two weeks and pickup some free koala food and habitat trees.

‘Koala’s are doing it tough at the moment,’ said Brad Green from Mullum Creek Native Nursery.

‘Land clearing and loss of key koala habitat threaten their existence. Now is a chance to help the koalas.

‘In the last five years Mullum Creek Native Nursery has supplied over 125,000 koala food trees to Byron and Tweed Shire Council’s (Koala Connections project) and the RMS road upgrade project south of Wardell. We have also just recently donated over 1200 koala trees to the amazing volunteer group ‘Friends of the Koala’ in Lismore. But more needs to be done.’

Mullum Creek Native Nursery is giving away thousands of free koala food and habitat trees to anyone in the public interested in saving the koalas. Swamp Mahogany, Tallowwood and Forest Red Gum are the main food species required for koalas. Other species that help facilitate and stimulate koala feeding include Grey Gum, Paperbarks, Brushbox, Wattles, Sheoaks, Red Mahogany and Flooded Gum. All these species are to be given away free.

‘Planting koala and wildlife corridors and preserving what habitat is left, helps not only koalas moving around between isolated pockets of habitat, but also other wildlife. Planting trees also helps the planet. So come down to Mullum Creek Native Nursery over the next two weeks and pickup some free koala food and habitat trees while stocks last,’ Brad said.

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