Before & After: Koala Crossing
Thursday 22nd of October 2020
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Tree planters at Koala Crossing planting trees
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Located in South East Queensland, Koala Crossing is made up a number of adjoining properties owned by Queensland Trust For Nature (QTFN). These properties form part of the Flinders Karawatha Corridor which the largest remaining continuous stretch of open eucalypt forest in South East Queensland.

Much of this land was cleared for cattle grazing but Greenfleet has been working to revegetate the area for the last 5 years. This project aims to build biodiversity and restore habitat for koalas, that are considered vulnerable in Queensland. It will also provide habitat to the Rock Wallaby and many native birds in the region.

Since we started, more than 90,000 native trees have been planted to restore the property. Many native and endemic species have been chosen including Black Sheoak (Allocasuarina littoralis) and Queensland Blue Gum (Eucalyptus terticornis) which is a preferred food source for koalas, insects and native birds.

As well as restoring critical habitat for wildlife, this forest will capture carbon from the atmosphere and play an important role in climate action. Over its lifetime, this forest will sequester nearly 100,000 tonnes of CO2-e from the atmosphere. This is what 4,200 average people emit in Australia each year

In just 5 years, you can already see the transformation that is underway in parts of the property.

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You can read more about Koala Crossing here and if you want to see where our forests are growing, you can explore our interactive map.