Jarrah-Karri forest and shrublands

WWF Abstract

This area has the best soil and rainfall in southwestern Australia and supports lush forests along the southern coast. Giant eucalyptus trees, including the jarrah and karri, grow in areas with good soil and rainfall, interspersed with heath and sedges. Jarrah trees grow up to 130 feet (40 m) in height, while karri trees--the tallest trees found in Western Australia--reach 300 feet (90 m). Both of these trees are prized by the timber industry. Other trees found here include the marri, a eucalypt that grows to 200 feet (60m), and the peppermint tree. Karri forest undergrowth is very moist and dense, with a wide variety of shrubs, many of them with colorful flowers. Blue wisteria vines and red coral vines grow among the trees and shrubs, and numerous birds and marsupials live in these rich forests.
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Ecozone:Australasia
Biome:Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Countries:Australia
Area:2,559,999 acres (1,035,995 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Land Use:View Land Use Data
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER