Each year we collect Eucalyptus seed, which is placed into storage for future regeneration programs and to support post-bushfire recovery. VicForests retains Victoria’s largest store of Eucalyptus seeds.
VicForests collects seed throughout the forest from a range of species and forest types to ensure that there will be an appropriate match for any areas requiring regeneration. Many of the trees we retain for habitat during timber harvesting also contribute to the source of seed for regeneration.
Following the 2019–20 bushfires in South Eastern Australia, VicForests contributed 2.9 tonnes of seed from our seedbank and continue to collect seed to build the State’s seedbank to protect against future fire events. This seed along with our expertise contributed to the reseeding of 11,500 hectares of forest in Victoria.