Our main tenant will vacate Yambulla this month, having finished harvesting the 320,000 trees they planted 17 years ago. This ends a relationship that began in 2007 when 650 hectares of Yambulla was leased and planted to down to Shining Gum (Eucalyptus nitens),
Over the last 3 years approximately 50,000 tonnes of timber was harvested and trucked down to Eden. There it was chipped and exported to Asia, to be turned into a paper product.
The rent we received from this operation provided the financial backbone for launching Yambulla; without this secure income we would not have had the ability to secure loans and get the momentum we have today.
We are now planning the next iteration for this 650ha area and see plenty of opportunity to achieve a significantly better outcome, one that has at its core structural diversity, perpetual vegetation and production, carbon sequestration and biodiversity.
We are seeking financial supporters for this work, if you too would like to know about being a vertebrae in the Yambulla project, please enquire