What is the 'Trees for Koalas' project?
The 'Trees for Koalas' is an initiative by the Mullumbimby High School students which aims to promote and develop koala habitats throughout the area.
As many students live on properties that are close to koala habitat, this is great opportunity to for students and their families to plant koala food trees at home, and to invite neighbouring properties to do the same.
The initiative has backing from DPIE's Saving our Species program, as well as Byron Council, and has the potential to do some serious good for our Koala populations by actively engaging the community in planting hundreds of trees in the local region.
Who can be part of the project?
Anyone in the region can be part of the program. All you need to do is assess your property to see how many trees you require and then complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form.
We are especially interested in families/ property owners from: Billinudgel, Coorabell, Goonengerry, Main Arm, Middle Pocket, Mullumbimby, Myocum, Palmwoods, The Pocket, Upper Coopers Creek, Wanganui and Wilsons Creek.
How does the project work?
- Students, families and landholders who are interested in establishing or linking koala habitats use the information in this flyer to assess their property and identify opportunities for the planting of koala food trees.
- These interested people (you!) complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form and return form to the school.
- Mullumbimby High students collate the orders and liaise with the Byron Shire council and the NSW State Government to secure supply of the trees.
- We contact you when your trees arrive and organise pick up or deliveries.
- You plant the trees (we can give you some tips on this if you need). We would also love if you take photos of yourselves with the new habitat so we can share each planting with our school community.
Need more information?
Mullumbimby High School
Phone: 0408 338 613