In celebration of National Tree Day, KORORA Basin Landcare focused on planting 35 trees, all Koala friendly eucalypts; Forest Red gum, Grey gum, Bloodwood, Sydney Blue gum and Tallowwoods.
“This job we’re on here is koala friendly because we have a corridor that’s perfect for attracting them,” said Simon Proust, representing Korora Basin Landcare.
Prepping the site over a few weeks, the group specially selected this area to plant, as part of their project to link a corridor and fill in the gaps to attract koalas.
“The corridor goes right up to Bruxner Park bush, and all the way down to Korora Basin.”
The group of twelve local volunteer members of Korora Basin Landcare, 1 of 42 local Landcare sites supported by funding from the Coffs Harbour City Council Environmental Levy Fund, have mostly been working in this area since 2006, meeting monthly and totalling up over 160 volunteer hours per annum.