The tea tree plantation has been in operation since 1994.
It's a project of the Yarrabah Community Council which was set up by Mr William Watson.
The plantation is situated about 1km on the outskirts of Yarrabah at a place called Balamba.
There is one full-time worker and one part-time worker that works out at the plantation. Seeds are ordered from Grafton in New South Wales and the seedlings are from Mutchilba outside of Mareeba.
The name for the tea tree oil is called Melaleuca Alternifolia, and has many uses one of the more popular being a natural antiseptic. It may be applied either as a neat oil or in a variety of preparations.
It is generally non-irritant and does not damage healthy tissue. Successfully treating such conditions as cuts, abrasions, insect bites, minor burns, sunburn, mouth ulcers, tinea, nail infections and itchy scalp.
This product is locally made and sold in Yarrabah.
If you would like to purchase any of these items please contact us
Yarrabah Aboriginal Council
Telephone: + 61 7 4056 9120
Fax: + 61 7 40 56 9167
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