Only 15 per cent of the original Duffys Forest ecological community now remains, mainly in Warringah and Ku-ring-gai.
The forest ranges in height from 11 – 20 metres, dominated by Red Bloodwoods, Black Ash, Smooth-barked Apple and Stringybarks. Duffys Forest 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)
Save the forest
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
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