Planted in 2007 - "Lothlorien" was the second demonstration planting undertaken by WOODiWiLD just south of Wagga Wagga in south-west NSW. We planted over 16,000 trees at "Lothlorien" to create our first WOODiWiLD biodiversity micro-forest. In just over a decade later the trees are already home to an array of birds, reptiles and mammals.

The Property

The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage has identified 67 animals in the south-west slopes region of NSW that are threatened with extinction.  You can see the List of Threatened Species in the Wildlife panel below*.

We need more habitat like this!

You can watch the time-lapse video of the establishment and growth of our “Lothlorien” micro-forest in the panel below, from cleared paddocks to a young forest / woodland in 14 years. The planting includes native trees and shrubs endemic to the area that will provide habitat over time for the threatened wildlife in the region.

The planting is located on a steep hilly  site that has been virtually completely cleared of vegetation.  This site acts as a recharge area for groundwater so the planting will also assist with managing rising water tables (and salinity) in the surrounding lower ground – as the trees will take up the groundwater reducing the amount that travels down the slope to the lower areas.

Check out our Fly Over video in 2020 here :

*We acknowledge and thank the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage for the provision of threatened species information in this website.

Date Planted

September 2007

Total Trees Planted



Lothlorien is located in southern New South Wales, near Wagga Wagga.

Time Lapse

Watch our plantation grow in this slideshow



Learn about threatened species and the animals in our area that YOU can help save.



Learn about the species of trees we are replanting at Lothlorien