Tea tree oil in temporary production shortfall as the heaviest soils turn brittle

By Jamie Brown
December 29 2019 - 7:00pm
Watering tea tree seedlings at Greenridge near Casino. Drought has knocked oil production but establishment of new plantations continues.
Watering tea tree seedlings at Greenridge near Casino. Drought has knocked oil production but establishment of new plantations continues.

Extreme drought on the North Coast not helped by winter frost decimated North Coast tea tree oil production this year with supply unable to meet market demand.

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