Category Archives: harvesting

Tea tree oil for everyday ailments

tea tree oil
“Our 2018 harvest is now complete and the yields are consistent with our long term averages. Demand for our high quality Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil continues to rise. This demand side rise comes through end users understanding the need to ensure that they are using real tea tree oil. Wholesale Tea Tree Oil buyers are being encouraged by their clients to ensure they only buy and supply Code Of Practice (COP) Oil.
Demand also has risen through more and more products coming onto the international market. Of course the small “medicine cabinet in a bottle” remains a huge favourite with users who know how good the product is for treatment of so many everyday ailments.”

The 2018 harvest news

The 2018 harvest on our plantations is progressing well.

Healthy tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia)plants at our Codrington plantations. These plants all come from seed produced by the industry tea tree breeding program.

Healthy tea tree (melaleuca alternifolia) plants at our Codrington plantations. These plants all come from seed produced by the industry tea tree breeding program.

It’s still early in the harvest but the 2018 yield on our plantations appears to be in excess of last year. Our clients can feel happy that their orders for our Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil will soon be shipped to them.

The tea trees are mechanically harvested to ground level. Oil is steam distilled from the tea tree leaves. All our plantation processes are according to industry Code Of Practice protocols.

The tea trees are mechanically harvested to ground level. Oil is steam distilled from the tea tree leaves.
All our plantation processes are according to industry Code Of Practice protocols.

Demand for tea tree oil is high and currently is in excess of current supply. This has seen an industry wide increase in farm gate price in 2018.

Buyers world wide make every effort to ensure that they are buying Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil. To that end there is more of an ongoing alliance with end users and the plantations. Our clients are long term clients and we value that relationship.

Our dedicated contractors are also ready to spread chicken manure post harvest. This is the only fertiliser used on our plantations and the plants thrive on it. The deep flood plain soil, good rain and sunshine help as well.

Our tea trees thrive on chicken manure. This natural fertiliser is spread shortly after harvest.

Our tea trees thrive on chicken manure. This natural fertiliser is spread shortly after harvest.

More and more off the shelf products are being tested to identify adulterated tea tree oil. Significantly, there are more international legislative and compliance mechanisms in place to ensure end users get what they pay for.

We thank The Australian Tea Tree Industry Association (ATTIA) for its great work in guiding and fostering this industry. We are proud to be producer members of this peak industry body.

We are proud of our product and know that clients who purchase our tea tree oil are getting the best possible quality.

Harvest at Codrington

The 2017 harvest is now complete on our plantations.

A great effort by the farm maintenance, harvesting and distillation teams.

Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil yield on our plantations is higher than the previous year and as always, quality is high and consistent.

Our valued clients will continue to be happy with the knowledge that their TT oil supply is consistent and reliable from our plantations.

Extensive flood damage from the cyclonic conditions this year to some other regional plantations may result in overall tea tree oil supply being lower this year.

Contact us should you need place an order for your Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil requirements.
Harvest tea tree plantation

the 2016 harvest at Tea Tree Traders

The 2016 harvest is now complete. Across the region the overall production was down around 10% on the previous year. If anything, the previous 2 years had been exceptional crops as the growing periods were blessed with excellent rain plus long periods of sunshine. Perfect for growing.

After the 2016 harvest, good soaking rains and sunshine, have brought on new shoots which are beautiful and lush. The great team of contractors used on the plantations have yet again proven that a strict regime of plant nutrition, pest and weed control delivers a consistent and excellent crop.

It is expected that as the majority of the 2015 crop had been sold industry wide this year’s lower production will see an increase in oil price as demand still runs high.

Not surprisingly the market understands the deleterious consequences of adulterated tea tree oil and our clients insist on buying their tea tree oil which meets with Australian Tea Tree Industry Association (ATTIA) Code Of Practice and is certified Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil.

Our tea tree oil analysis conducted at the Southern Cross University laboratory has shown yet again our tea tree oil maintains a constant and high quality.

Last year we planted native trees along the riverbank adjoining the plantations. Those earlier native plantings have done so well we are about to expand the project further upriver to replace invasive exotic plants with Australian native species from this area. Over the next few weeks we will plant over 500 native plants. A legacy to our future on the property.

Do not hesitate to contact Tea Tree Traders for your Tea Tree Oil needs.

Michael Flanagan reports on the 2014 tea tree plantation harvest.
” the 2014 harvest has commenced in June and will be completed shortly. We had some very good rains in the 4-5 months leading up to harvest. Since December 2013 we have had ideal growing conditions through extended periods of above average sunny and warm days. The distillation shows increased yields from all paddocks and the oil analysis shows excellent quality tea tree oil.
The 2014 harvest on our farms looks like being our best yet.
Please contact us for a quote for your Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil needs.”
Harvesting tea tree oil at Codrington June 2014