Eucalyptus Plantations - South East Queensland
National Trust Queensland maintains four Eucalyptus plantations of varying sizes.
Located in Gold Coast suburbs of Currumbin, Merrimac and Neranwood and also nearby in Uki located in Northern NSW, these plantations have been specifically planted to satisfy the fussy eating habits of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary koalas.
There are 24 different species of eucalypts among the 20,000 trees growing in the plantations that are crucial to the survival of the species as wild eucalypt habitat continues to shrink due to urban development, bushfires etc.
The plantations are harvested daily to provide ideal dietary requirements for the healthy koalas cared for in the Sanctuary and sick and injured koalas cared for at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.
A team of dedicated gum-cutters harvest eucalypt six days each week, in all weather conditions to ensure that only the best eucalypt available is offered to our koalas.
Each plantation requires quality care to ensure they remain healthy and sustainable into the future and National Trust Queensland continues to look for suitable land to establish additional plantations as the number of koalas needing our care continues to grow rapidly.