The recent cyclonic conditions in consequence of tropical Cyclone Debbie dumped over 700mm of rain in a couple of days in April 2017 in the Richmond River catchment area.
Significant flooding occurred in the region and our sympathies go to all those so badly affected by the floods.
Many farms in the region were badly damaged and their crops ruined. That is heart breaking.
As the fields of Tea Tree Trader’s plantations are well drained and slightly raised, little to no flood damage resulted. The tea trees in the plantations were all out of floodwater and now growing well in the sunshine. We look forward to the tea trees producing another good crop for our Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil to be distilled from the July 2017 harvest.
Many of our followers would recall the riverbank plantings of native trees over the last couple of years. These trees are planted to help stabilise the riverbank, restore the riparian vegetation to its original state plus add food and habitat trees for the koala and native bird populations. Many of those trees withstood the flooded river well but we will be out again this year to replace those damaged or missing. It’s an ongoing task but already has shown significant progress.
Contact us now to discuss your 2017/2018 tea tree oil needs.