Council to plant 1000 koala-friendly trees this month

Picture: Marina Neil
Picture: Marina Neil

Campbelltown's precious koalas are in for a treat this month.

Campbelltown Council staff and volunteer locals will plant 1000 new koala food trees in Ingleburn this National Tree Day.

Residents are invited to take part in the event at Koala Walk Reserve on July 28.

The leaves from the trees will be harvested by wildlife carers in the future, to help feed koalas in care.

Koalas each roughly one kilogram of leaves per day.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic encouraged locals to take part in the National Tree Day initiative.

"These trees will support our injured or sick koalas to get back to full health with the help of our area's dedicated carers," he said.

"Feedback from wildlife organisations at the 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."

Information about the council's Bushcare Program will also be provided at the National Tree Day

People attending on the day will also be able to find out about how they can get involved in Council's Bushcare Program.

The event will run between 9am and noon at the reserve on Currawong Street, Ingleburn.

More information is available at www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au/WhatsOn/NationalTreeDay.