Invigorating Biodiversity In The Byron Hinterland

Anam Talamh is situated on Bundjalung Country in the lush and fertile Byron Bay hinterland. The coastal region in northern NSW has a subtropical climate that is very effective in growing forests and capturing carbon.

This revegetation project is restoring critically endangered native rainforest species to help bolster the Lowland Rainforest of Subtropical Australia, affectionately referred to as the Big Scrub. It will deliver climate action and help provide vital habitat for koalas, The Wompoo Fruit Dove and other wildlife in the region.

Additionally, through this project, Greenfleet aims to restore less productive areas of the property including ephemeral floodplain and help restore the Skinners Creek habitat corridor.


Native Revegetation Approach 

Between 2020 and 2023, Greenfleet planted nearly 73,000 native trees across 50 hectares at Anam Talamh.

Restoring the region’s biodiversity is vital. Due to the historic widespread clearing of the Big Scrub rainforest for high value Red Cedar (Toona ciliata) and for agricultural development, only one percent of it remains.

Greenfleet has planted 60 different native species on the property including Red Cedar, Tallowwood (Eucalyptus microcorys), Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis) and Southern Silky Oak (Grevillea robusta), an evergreen tree that can attract native birds and marsupials.

As this forest grows, it will continue to increase the resilience of the area’s native ecology. Greenfleet’s forest at Anam Talamh is legally protected for 100 years, which means it will provide a wealth of environmental benefits over its lifetime.


An aerial photo showing the growth of the seedlings planted at Anam Talamh. This photo was taken by our Revegetation Team during post planting monitoring in 2022.

The growth of the seedlings planted at Anam Talamh. This photo was taken by our Revegetation Team during post planting monitoring in 2022.  


Restoring Koala Habitat 

One key benefit of the restoration work occurring at Anam Talamh, is the habitat being created for the region’s koalas.

Australia’s iconic koalas are classified as endangered in NSW, and by planting species such as Forest Red Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis), we are restoring vital habitat and food trees for these animals. This is also a relatively fast-growing species and its inclusion in the planting will also help establish the forest canopy.

Greenfleet’s work at Anam Talamh complements other koala restoration projects occurring in Northern NSW including Spurfield Road, and Greentrees, a site where koalas have been found utilising the trees within just a few years of growth.


Climate Action

This forest is legally protected for 100 years with a legal agreement in the title of the land. Over its lifetime, it will remove around 89,000 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere which approximately equates to what 20,700 average cars emit on our roads in a single year.


Location Size

50 hectares in the Byron Bay Hinterland

Planting Dates

2020, 2021


  1. Acmena ingans
  2. Araucaria cunninghamiana
  3. Argyrodendron actinophyllum
  4. Argyrodendron trifoliatum
  5. Brachychiton acerifolius
  6. Castanospermum australe
  7. Cryptocarya glaucescens
  8. Cryptocarya obovata
  9. Diploglottis australis
  10. Dysoxylum fraserianum
  11. Elaeocarpus grandis
  12. Eucalyptus grandis
  13. Eucalyptus microcorys
  14. Eucalyptus pilularis
  15. Eucalyptus resinifera
  16. Eucalyptus tereticornis
  17. Ficus macrophylla
  18. Ficus obliqua
  19. Ficus rubignosa
  20. Flindersia australis
  21. Flindersia schottiana
  22. Flindersia xanthoxyla
  23. Gmelina leicharddtii
  24. Lophostemon confertus
  25. Planchanella australus
  26. Podocarpus elatus
  27. Rhodosphaera rhodanthema
  28. Syncarpia glomulifera
  29. Syzygium francisii
  30. Toona ciliate
  31. Acacia aulacocarpa
  32. Acacia melanoxylon
  33. Acmena hemilampra
  34. Acmena smithii
  35. Alphitonia excelsa
  36. Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
  37. Casurina cunninghamiana
  38. Commersonia bartramia
  39. Ficus fraseri
  40. Glochidion ferdinandi
  41. Grevillia robusta
  42. Harpulia pendula
  43. Jagara pseudorhus
  44. Lophostemon suaveolens
  45. Macaranga tanarius
  46. Melaleuca quinquinervia
  47. Melaleuca stypheloides
  48. Pittosporum rhombifolium
  49. Syzygium australe
  50. Syzygium leuhmanii
  51. Syzygium mooreii
  52. Syzygium oleosum
  53. Callistemon viminalis
  54. Ficus coronata
  55. Guioia semiglauca
  56. Hymenosporum flavum
  57. Melaleuca bracteata
  58. Melia azedarach
  59. Omalanthus populifolius
  60. Pittosporum undulatum

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