Photo of the tuart tree (don’t have one yet that is clear of pine, peppermint or arum lillies!!)
What’s so special about the Tuart Tree?
The Tuart woodlands is listed as critically endangered according to the Australian Government, but as of this date (May 2022) there is no adopted plan or made recovery plan for this precious ecological community
Paper on tuart woodlands and forests of the Swan coastal plain: A significant Ecological community
Beauty and bounty
The abundance of plants once available in the Tuart Forest provided a never-ending supply of food for the Wadandi people and many of native animals. Living harmoniously in the Tuart Forest environment.
There are at least 38 different orchid (Orchidaceae) plants identified in the Tuart Forest. Some of these beautiful plants are much harder to find than others.
Check out the full list of native flora that can be found in the Tuart Forest and read about their traditional uses.
Once home to a host of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians the tuart forest and its biodiversity are under threat. Take a list of all of the fauna you could once see in the tuart forest on page 143 – 151 of this publication below.