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Does size matter: Tree use by translocated koalas
journal contributionposted on 05.02.2020, 00:00 by Flavia SantamariaFlavia Santamaria, MR Keatley, Rolf SchlaglothRolf Schlagloth
Overbrowsing of manna gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) and, in some instances, swamp gum (E. ovata) has occurred in areas where koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) have been translocated. A study of 30 radio-tracked translocated koalas examined tree use at three release forests in the Ballarat Vic region. Some 20 tree species were used by koalas. The results showed that koalas will use a wide variety of tree species if available and show a preference for larger trees.