Davis Scrub Nature Reserve

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Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
New South Wales
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Ficus macrophylla - Alstonville.jpg
Ficus macrophylla located in the reserve
Davis Scrub Nature Reserve is located in New South Wales
Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
Davis Scrub Nature Reserve
Nearest town or cityAlstonville
Coordinates28°51.9543′S 153°24.285′E / 28.8659050°S 153.404750°E / -28.8659050; 153.404750Coordinates: 28°51.9543′S 153°24.285′E / 28.8659050°S 153.404750°E / -28.8659050; 153.404750
EstablishedMay 1980 (1980-05)[1]
Area0.13 km2 (0.1 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesNSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteDavis Scrub Nature Reserve
See alsoProtected areas of
New South Wales

The Davis Scrub Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve that is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The 13-hectare (32-acre) reserve is a sub tropical jungle remnant of the Big Scrub and is situated at 170 metres (560 ft) above sea level on an undulating high rainfall plain near Alstonville.

The red-brown soil is derived from a basaltic flow from the nearby Mount Warning. Significant rainforest tree species include Moreton Bay Fig, Black Bean, White Booyong, Red Bean, and Purple Cherry. A large Moreton Bay Fig dominates the rainforest horizon.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Davis Scrub Nature Reserve: Park management". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  2. ^ Floyd, A. G. Australian Rainforests of New South Wales. 2. p. 19. ISBN 0-949324-32-9.

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