Ah winter in Queensland! Coolish early but some of Queensland Koala Crusaders’ team of volunteers, along with IFAW and local visitors soon warmed to the task of planting native habitat trees in a belt adjoining a well-established forest on the beautiful private property of Alsahwa in the Noosa Hinterland.
It is hoped that this planting will provide habitat for a variety of native species but especially koalas. There have been koalas sighted in the surrounding areas of native vegetation, so by planting additional koala food trees, the koala population will have room to expand and multiply.
Speaking at the planting, Jo from Alsahwa said “we are a farm based eco wellness retreat. Koalas are very important to our landscape, and we are very excited to do our first tree planting experience today with Queensland Koala Crusaders and IFAW”.
In response, QKC President Linda Barnes said “we are putting trees in the ground for the koalas, and we are so grateful that Jo from Alsahwa invited us to be a part of this today. It’s our first tree planting at Alsahwa but hopefully there will be many more”.