The Koala Clancy Foundation will host a free event in Little River next week, where landowners will be able to learn about how to attract koalas to their properties through measures including tree planting.

The foundation conducts and supports conservation and research to boost the number of koalas in the region.

Koala expert Janine Duffy said a shrinking habitat meant koalas need to be able to access private land to survive in the wild.

She said that it took five years for a river red gum tree to grow big enough to hold a koala.

“Koala Clancy Foundation have the trees, the knowledge and the man and woman-power to plant the trees, all we need is the landowners,” Ms Duffy said.

“Attending the event will be landowners who have had trees planted by Koala Clancy Foundation – they will be keen to answer questions to help other farmers.”

Koala Clancy Foundation volunteers have planted trees on Pam and David Goble’s property.

“We have had great experience with Koala Clancy Foundation and very high success rate,” Mr Goble said.

The event will be on from 7.30-8.30pm on Thursday, November 15 at the Little River Mechanics Hall, 8 Rothwell Road. Register at treesandkoalasevent.eventbrite.com.au or visit www.koalaclancyfoundation.org.au