Duffys Forest

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Duffys Forest ranges in height from 11 – 20 metres, dominated by Red Bloodwoods, Black Ash, Smooth-barked Apple and Stringybarks. It is also home to threatened plant species including Port Jackson Heath, Caley’s Grevillea, Curved Rice Flower, Hairy Geebung and Glandular Pink-bell.

Duffys Forest fact sheet (pdf. 469KB)

Local wildlife

The forest provides layers of habitat for a range of native wildlife.

Visit the forest

Only 15 per cent of the original Duffys Forest ecological community now remains, mainly in Warringah and Ku-ring-gai.

What can you do?

There’s lots you can do to help preserve Duffys Forest:

If you live near the forest, there’s even more you can do to help preserve it:

  • Plant some of the forest’s native species, such as Myrtle Wattle, Hairpin Banksia and Broad-leaf Geebung, in your garden. This will help attract birds, mammals and butterflies.
  • Be careful when mowing your lawn. Mowing underneath Duffys Forest trees prevents seedlings from establishing. Hand weed or poison weeds instead.
  • Remove weeds from your own garden to stop them spreading into Duffys Forest
  • If you’re using greywater in your garden, use low phosphorus detergents.

More info

Contact us on 9424 0866 or email naturalareas@kmc.nsw.gov.au.