Supporting Koala Habitats
We’re a proud supporter of The Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation with donations of Scotts Osmocote Native Potting Mix!
The Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation started in May 2019 with the local community realising the importance of preserving the local koala population from the threat of development. The goal is to create a koala wildlife corridor connecting existing sections of koala habitat and food trees on the Mornington Peninsula. This involves planting in the existing koala corridors, thereby encouraging koalas out of urban areas and away from the many threats they face.
Various projects will improve the area by providing:
- More koala food trees (manna gum, swamp gum, and narrow-leaf peppermint)
- Increased canopy cover (for protection from inclement weather and heat spells)
- Larger habitats (to support breeding populations)
- Local native vegetation including shrubs and ground cover (understoreys keep koalas safe from predators whilst moving between trees)
Over 40,000 trees, shrubs, and grasses have been planted, predominantly on private land but also in some public areas under various authorities.
We have supported the dedicated propagation team with Scotts Osmocote Native Premium Potting Mix which has helped produce over 10,000 seedlings, which are donated at tree giveaways, social days, community plantings, etc. There is a focus on growing the following Eucalypts due to their importance to the Koalas of the Mornington Peninsula:
- Eucalyptus Ovata
- Eucalyptus Qbliqua
- Eucalyptus Radiata
- Eucalyptus Viminalis ssp Pryoriana
For more information or to donate, visit www.mpkoalas.org.au