Campbelltown’s precious koala colony will be the beneficiaries of 1000 new koala food trees to be planted during Council’s National Tree Day activities.
Residents are invited to join Council staff to plant the trees at Koala Walk Reserve in Ingleburn on 28 July.
In the future, the trees will be harvested by the area’s passionate wildlife carers to help feed koalas in their care. An adult koala eats 1kg of leaves per day.
WIRES, Sydney Wildlife and Help Save the Wildlife and Bushlands in Campbelltown will have stalls set up on the day to share information about their services and how people can volunteer.
Mayor of Campbelltown George Brticevic encouraged residents to get involved in National Tree Day.
“These trees will support our injured or sick koalas to get back to full health with the help of our area’s dedicated carers,” Mayor Brticevic said.
“Feedback from wildlife organisations at Council’s Greater Macarthur Koala Partnership Forum identified the need for additional food trees in the area.
“Council is committed to partnering with wildlife organisations to help our local koala population thrive and these trees will be the backbone of future rehabilitation programs for our disease-free colony.”
People attending on the day will also be able to find out about how they can get involved in Council’s Bushcare Program.
National Tree Day at Koala Walk Reserve, at Currawong St Ingleburn, will be held on 9am to 12pm, Sunday 28 July.