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Ku-ring-gai Tiny Forest

Planted: 16 June 2024
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Welcome to our Tiny Forest

The Ku-ring-gai Tiny Forest was planted on the 16th and 17th of June 2024 by members of the local community, school children, staff from the Ku-ring-gai Council and Bupa staff members. The Tiny Forest is located on the Village Green at 80 Kendall Street, West Pymble and has been extensively planted with species from the critically endangered ecological community, the Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest (STIF). The STIF Forest naturally grows on ridgelines and slopes on shale and shale enriched sandstone soils and provides layers of habitat for wildlife such as the Powerful Owl and the Glossy Balck Cockatoo. Over 33 endemic plant species such as the Turpentine Tree and the Sydney Red Gum have been planted in the Tiny Forest to mimic a small STIF forest to support biodiversity in urban areas and help to mitigate the effects of climate change. The panting day was also attended by Adam Byrne, from Bush to Bowl, a social enterprise that connects First Nations People with Country and their Traditional foodways, the mayor of Ku-ring-gai Council Sam Ngai and Earthwatch's CEO, Fiona Sutton Wilson. Earthwatch Australia teamed up with Ku-ring-gai Council to support the local community to monitor, learn and care for the forest for years to come. 

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Planting Information

Planted
By:
Corporate Employees, Volunteer Group, Local Residents, School Children, Earthwatch, Landscape contractors
Planting
Date:
16 June 2024
Planted
Area:
200m2
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1m2
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Species Planted in the Forest:Blackbutt(Eucalyptus pilularis) | Blackthorn(Bursaria spinosa) | Blue Flax Lily(Dianella caerulea) | Coffee bush(Breynia oblongifolia) | Commelina(Commelina cyanea) | Elderberry panas, Small basswood(Polyscias sambucifolia) | Forest Oak(*Allocasuarina torulosa) | Gorse bitter-pea(Daviesia ulicifolia subsp. ulicifolia) | Grey Ironbark(Eucalyptus paniculata) | Hairy Apple Berry(Billardiera scandens) | Hairy bush pea(Pultenaea villosa) | Handsome flat-pea(Platylobium formosum) | Hickory wattle(Acacia implexa) | Kidney Weed(Dichondra repens) | Large-leaf Hop-bush(Dodonaea triquetra) | Native Geranium(Geranium homeanum) | Native Indigo(Indigofera australis) | Parramatta wattle(Acacia parramattenis) | Pastel Flower (Pseuderanthemum variabile) | Pennywort(Centella asiatica) | Prickly rasp fern(Dodia aspera) | Purplish Pratia(Pratia purpurascens) | Rice Flower(Ozothamnus diosmifolius) | Rough fruit Pittosporum(Pittosporum revolutum) | Rough-barked Apple(Angophora floribunda) | Sandfly Zieria(Zieria smithii) | Spiny-headed Mat-rush(Lomandra longifolia) | Sydney Blue Gum(Eucalyptus saligna) | Sydney Red Gum(Angophora costata) | Tick Bush(Kunzea ambigua) | Trailing Speedwell(Veronica plebeia) | Turpentine(Syncarpia glomulifera) | White Sringybark(Eucalyptus globoidea ) | Whiteroot(Lobelia purpurascens)

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Tiny Forest Location:

  • 80 Kendall Street, West Pymble
  • Sydney
  • 2073
  • Australia
  • GPS: -33.761969066644866, 151.12897105328454

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