Wildlife fodder plantations

Fodder plantations are trees and shrubs that are grown to feed sick and injured wildlife. 

Only approved organisations and individuals can harvest from Council's fodder plantations. If you would like approval, contact Council

Due to regular maintenance, fodder plantation plants can look different to plants seen in their natural habitat.

Fodder plantation locations

Council controls and maintains three fodder plantations around the region.

CREEC fodder plantation

The CREEC fodder plantation is located at 150 Rowley Road, Burpengary. This plantation contains 12 species of eucalyptus.

Aerial map of the fodder plantation at CREEC Burpengary

Madeline Drive fodder plantation

 The Madeline Drive fodder plantation is located at 495 Oakey Flat Road, Morayfield. This plantation contains 19 species of eucalyptus.

Aerial map of the fodder plantation at Oakey Flat

Joyner fodder plantation

Council established the fodder plantation in Joyner at the start of 2023. This plantation is currently in its establishment phase. It is not able to be harvested yet. Council will tell approved wildlife groups and individuals when they can use the plantation.

The Joyner wildlife fodder plantation is located at 3-14 McIllwraith Road, Joyner.

Aerial map of the fodder plantation at Joyner

Conditions of use

  • You must get approval from Council before harvesting.
  • Vehicle access into the plantations is not permitted.
  • You must harvest fodder correctly.  There are signs at each location that demonstrates the correct way to harvest fodder.
  • You can only take what you need. There are several wildlife care organisations that utilise Council's fodder plantations.
  • Do not overharvest individual trees as they need time to recover. Do not remove more than 70 percent of the crown.
  • You must take all cut/harvested branches with you when you leave. Discarded branches can be a trip hazard to other carers and park users.