Tuart Forest National Park

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Tuart Forest National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Tuart Forest National Park
Map showing the location of Tuart Forest National Park
Nearest city Busselton
Coordinates 33°33′07″S 115°30′43″E / 33.55194°S 115.51194°E / -33.55194; 115.51194Coordinates: 33°33′07″S 115°30′43″E / 33.55194°S 115.51194°E / -33.55194; 115.51194
Area 2,049 ha (5,060 acres)[1]
Established 1987
Governing body Department of Environment and Conservation

Tuart Forest National Park is a national park in the South West region of Western Australia (Australia), 183 kilometres (114 mi) south of Perth. It contains the largest remaining section of pure tuart forest in the world. Traditionally the state forest associated with this stand of trees has been known as the Ludlow State Forest.

This narrow strip of tuart trees is situated between Capel and Busselton. The trees only grow on the coastal limestone that undelies the area and the park is home to the tallest and largest specimens of the trees on the Swan Coastal Plain. The taller trees found in the opark are over 33 m (108 ft) tall and over 10 m (33 ft) in girth.[2]

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  1. ^ Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report. Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010. p. 48. ISSN 1835-114X. 
  2. ^ "Australian National Parks - Tuart Forest National Park". 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 


  • Johnston, Judith (1993) The History of the Tuart Forest - pp. 136–153 in de Garis, B.K. (editor) Portraits of the South West: Aborigines, Women and the Environment Nedlands, W.A. University of Western Australia Press ISBN 1-875560-12-2