Tuart Forest National Park
|Tuart Forest National Park|
|Nearest town or city||Busselton|
|Area||20.49 km2 (7.9 sq mi)|
|Managing authorities||Department of Parks and Wildlife|
|Website||Tuart Forest National Park|
|See also||List of protected areas of|
Tuart Forest National Park is a national park in the South West region of Western 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, named for Frederick Ludlow.
This narrow strip of tuart trees is situated between Capel and Busselton. The trees, species Eucalyptus gomphocephala, only grow on the coastal limestone that underlies the area and the park is home to the tallest and largest specimens of the trees remaining on the Swan Coastal Plain. The taller specimens found in the park are over 33 m (108 ft) tall and over 10 m (33 ft) in girth.
- "Department of Environment and Conservation 2009–2010 Annual Report". Department of Environment and Conservation. 2010: 48. ISSN 1835-114X. Archived from the original on 11 January 2011.
- "Australian National Parks - Tuart Forest National Park". 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- 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
- Media related to Ludlow State Forest, Western Australia at Wikimedia Commons
- Tuart Forest National Park page at Department of Parks and Wildlife
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