Tuart Forest National Park

Tuart Forest National Park
Western Australia
IUCN category II (national park)
Ludlow sign Tuart Forest NP VII-2012.jpeg
Tuart Forest National Park is located in Western Australia
Tuart Forest National Park
Tuart Forest National Park
Nearest town or cityBusselton
Coordinates33°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
Area20.49 km2 (7.9 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesDepartment of Parks and Wildlife
WebsiteTuart Forest National Park
See alsoList of protected areas of
Western Australia

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 near Ludlow 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.[2]

Tuart Drive, which was part of Bussell Highway before the opening of the Ludlow diversion in 1995, goes through the national park.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "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. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Australian National Parks - Tuart Forest National Park". 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Official opening of $12M deviation on Bussell Highway". Government of Western Australia. 5 April 1995. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  4. ^ "management plan 792014: Tuart Forest National Park" (PDF). Parks and Wildlife Service. August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2019.


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