- Forests of Australia
Australiahas many forests of importance due to significant features, despite being one of the driest continents.
There are 457 forest communities distributed across Australia. These have been grouped into the following seven native forest types which are characterised by dominant species and the structure of the forest [ [http://www.daff.gov.au/brs/publications/series/forest-profiles Australian Forest Profiles] - Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry] :
Plantation forests (softwood and some hardwood) have been defined as an eighth group which covers trees planted for commercial use.
The majority of Australia's trees are hardwoods, typically
eucalypts, rather than softwoods like pine. While softwoods dominate some native forests, their total area is judged insufficient to constitute a major forest type in Australia's National Forest Inventory.
List of significant forests
Eucalyptus regnans tree in Tasmania's Styx Valley
Daintree rainforest Karriforest near Cascades at Pemberton, Western Australia Great Otway National Park, Victoria. Tarra-Bulga National Park
Gloucester Tree, a giant
karritree in the Gloucester National Park
Fauna of Australia
Flora of Australia
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