National Macadamia Tree Crop Map

The National Macadamia Tree Crop Map was developed under the Multi-scale Monitoring Tools for Managing Australian Tree Crops: Phase 2 research project. This research is supported by Hort Innovation and four Australian industries: avocado, citrus, macadamia and banana.  

About the macadamia map 

The Australian macadamia industry‚Äôs interactive national map which simply presents the location and extent of all known commercial macadamia orchards that are greater than 1 ha. No personal or commercial information is collected or contained within this data.  

As part of the Australian Tree Crop Map, the AARSC is developing other macadamia grower and industry tools, one of which is the recently released planting year prediction for macadamia application. The interactive application uses time-series satellite imagery back to 1986 and remote  sensing tools to predict the planting year and therefore tree age of mapped orchards. 

You can access this new tool here

How to use the predicated planting year tool

  • Click the link above to access the tool. 
  • Once in the application, you can search for and navigate to a specific location. Zooming in to a local scale will reveal the predicted planting year map, which colour codes tree age from darker (older) orchards to lighter (younger) orchards. 
  • The predicted planting year can also be queried in a pop-up. 
  • There is a bookmark tool that you can use to quickly navigate to a regular location. 

How to use the map 

  • Click on the map below to view the summary statistics for area of macadamia orchards by state/territory & LGA 
  • Search the map by place name/address in the 'search' box or use the map pin tool to 'zoom to a growing region'. Locate your orchard and check all details are correct 
  • Click the survey button to check your orchard is there, as well as provide updated information and/or feedback, which will assist the team to update the map 
  • Watch the short video for more tips on how to use the map

Figure: Total area of macadamia orchards in Australia by predicted planting year. 

About the project 

This project is a collaborative piece of work co-funded by the Future Food Systems CRC, Hort Innovation, University of New England, Avocados Australia Ltd, Australian Banana Growers Council, Citrus Australia and the Australian Macadamia Society. The overarching program is continuing the development, trial and extension of technology-based cropping and monitoring tools.  

On a wider, whole-of-sector scale, the program is also further developing the Australian Tree Crop Rapid Response Map, which can be used to assist in biosecurity and disaster response efforts. The map has already been put to work in 2017 with Cyclone Debbie, and during and following the 2019/20 bushfires. 

Under a new project to 'spatially enable horticulture tree crop industries in Australia', AARSC will continue updating the ATCM and support the AMS to significantly enhance the level of spatial information collated. This new mapping layer will capture greater detail of orchard information (at block level) and is secured for access by the AMS only (i.e. not available publicly). 

The end goal is two mapping products - one as the publicly accessible ATCM, which only shows the location and extent of the tree crops and the second which is secured for viewing by industry-only, as a high value data collection, collation, analysis and presentation tool. The higher level of data collated will enable the industry to make more powerful and informed decisions in areas including biosecurity, annual production and market access, water security, susceptibility to climate stresses, such as flooding, drought and disease. 

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Supported by Hort Innovation and Macadamia Fund

This website has been partly funded by Hort Innovation, using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.