Summer is here and for us, that means a change in production. Our whole business model is in tune with our natural environment and ecosystem. We work with the land, nurturing our trees and harnessing an optimal environment for them to grow. Our harvesting and production process is all about sustainability and minimizing our carbon footprint.
Regionally November and December mark the busy month of harvesting in our hometown of Kulja and surrounding wheatbelt towns. Kochii has suspended harvesting this year to avoid conflicting with our farmers who are very busy with their bumper grain harvest.
Eucalyptus trees were originally planted to help combat salinity and to provide wind and shelter belts to help livestock and the soils of this harsh environment. The role of our trees is critical to our broader community, meaning we need harvesting to be sustainable and with minimal impact to the environment.
The Central Wheatbelt in summer welcomes temperatures of over 40 degrees consistently. It is during this period that our trees produce their maximum oil and our yields grow to their peak. Although we are affected by fire bans at times we work at our best over summer and continue to produce our quality oils when the oil mallees are at their peak. Even in the middle of summer, with no rainfall, the coppice process is evident within 6 weeks as the mallee root sustains the new growth above the ground.
During our harvest break we will be reviewing our processes and preparing our equipment for the busy months ahead. Our still was running non-stop prior to this brief break meaning our Kochii stock is high, ready to distribute for 2022. Listening to our natural environment is at the forefront of our business and we work with our climatic conditions to maximise efficiency. Want to know more about our production process? Check it out here.