The current time on the
Mid North Coast of NSW is:
Koala habitat is the major determining factor in how koalas live their lives and indeed if they are to continue to survive in any particular area. Habitat serves many purposes such as providing shelter from the elements, food supply, a mating place, and a safe haven from predators.
Due to past clearing of vegetated areas for farming, logging and more recently, residential and industrial developments, koala habitat has significantly declined since European arrival in Australia. Much of the remaining koala habitat consists of a mosaic pattern of disturbed forest remnants and inadequate corridor linkages. Koalas are constantly struggling to survive in these depleted areas and are at increased risk of predator attack or being struck by motor vehicles while migrating through disturbed areas that roads transverse.
There are large variations in habitat across our area including:
Over 30 Eucalypt species are known to exist within our area, some quite common, whilst others are only in limited locations and some at their geographical limit. Koalas are also known to forage on non Eucalypt species such as Melaleucas and Angophoras.
When a project is being planned to increase koala food trees in an area, it is essential that only tubestock grown from locally collected seeds from known koala food trees are used. Unfortunately, some plant nurseries supply non-endemic species that our local koalas will not eat and these species have only weed value. It is also important to plant a variety of species to provide koalas with a varied diet.
|Forest Red Gum||Eucalyptus tereticornis|
|Small Fruited Grey Gum||Eucalyptus propinqua|
|Grey Gum||Eucalyptus biturbinata|
|Grey Gum||Eucalyptus canaliculata|
|Grey Ironbark||Eucalyptus placita|
|Cabbage Gum||Eucalyptus amplifolia|
|Narrow Leaved Red Gum (T)||Eucalyptus seeana|
|Slaty Red Gum (T) (S)||Eucalyptus glaucina|
|Spotted Gum||Corymbia maculata|
|Thin Leaved Stringybark||Eucalyptus eugenioides|
|Blue-Leaved Stringybark (N)||Eucalyptus agglomerata|
|White Stringybark||Eucalyptus globoidea|
|Silvertop Stringybark||Eucalyptus laevopinea|
|Flooded Gum||Eucalyptus grandis|
|Blue gum||Eucalyptus saligna|
|Scribbly Gum||Eucalyptus racemosa|
|Red Bloodwood||Corymbia gummifera|
|Pink Bloodwood||Corymbia intermedia|
|Broad-Leaved White Mahogany||Eucalyptus carnea|
|Broad-Leaved White Mahogany||Eucalyptus umbra|
|Broad-Leaved Apple||Angophora subvelutina|
|Smooth-Barked Apple||Angophora costata|
|Grey Box||Eucalyptus mollucana|
|Craven Grey Box||Eucalyptus largeana|
|Sydney Peppermint (N)||Eucalyptus piperita|
|Rudders Box (N)||Eucalyptus rudderi|
|Blue Mountain Ash (N)||Eucalyptus oreades|
|Blue Mountain Mahogany (N)||Eucalyptus notabilis|
|Melaleuca (Paperbark)||Melaleuca linariifolia|
|Melaleuca (Paperbark)||Melaleuca quinquenervia|
|Swamp Mahogany (L)||Eucalyptus robusta|
|Red Mahogany||Eucalyptus resinifera|
N - At Northern extremity of distribution
T - Threatened Species Listed
S - At Southern extremity of distribution
L - Very limited distribution
We have been collecting seed in the local area for many years and now have quite a large stock of various seeds. Contact us for more information and prices.
We have recently started to propagate tubestock for planting back into the local area. We are in the early stages of this project so stock is limited at present. We will be expanding this over time. Contact us for more information and prices.