One thousand blue-leaved stringybark seedlings (Eucalyptus agglomerata) have been donated by Forestry Corporation of NSW to South Coast landowners to help rebuild koala habitat in the area.
This donation includes 500 seedlings to members of the Far South Coast Landcare Association to help build local koala habitat which will be planted on private property adjacent to known koala populations, a Forestry spokesperson said.
The connection between Forestry Corporation and the Landcare Association was initiated by Brogo's Bridge House Nursery owner Don Firth.
"During the bushfires, I met and worked with many Forestry Corporation staff at the Bega fire headquarters," Mr Firth said.
"This connection has seen us work with the Far South Coast Landcare Association to deliver seedlings to local farmers and help offset lost seedlings.
"Unfortunately the Landcare Association had lost a significant stock of seedlings in the bushfire, which were being prepared for the community planting program."
Forestry Corporation's protection supervisor Julian Armstrong was pleased to deliver the seedlings last week.
"These seedlings will support replanting efforts and provide a food source for surviving koalas for years to come," he said.
The Bega seedlings came from Forestry Corporation's Grafton nursery, and are part of a larger program to help rebuild koala habitat on private land.
The Forestry spokesperson said the corporation was delivering over 50,000 donated seedlings to community organisations, farmers and land managers in NSW's coastal areas.