Bili Nursery received a very special order from the Clancy Koala Foundation for 3,500 Eucalyptus goniocalyx – Long-leafed Box or Bundy.
These trees will be used by the Foundation for planting days on private land in the You Yangs, west of Melbourne, to rebuild habitat for Koalas. Drought over the last few years has led to a decline of around 50% in numbers of Koalas in this area in the last decade.
Eucalyptus goniocalyx is a fast-growing tree that can reach 15 meters in height and is tolerant of dry and poor soils. The pink-tinged juvenile leaves are looking just lovely, as you can see.