Karri Forest, Boranup, Western Australia (with Map & Photos)

The Karri forest is a tall, open forest type dominated by Eucalyptus diversicolor (karri), one of the tallest hardwoods in the world. Karri Forest is only in the southwest corner of the botanical province in the southwest of Western Australia, in the biogeographic region Warren.

Karri Forest
Karri Forest

The Warren region is also known as the Karri forest region, but this is a misnomer as only about half of the region is covered in karri forest. From the 1880s onward, the karri forest supported the lumber and fuelwood industries as access to the forest was improved by a network of state rail lines. Small settlements such as Karridale, Deanmill and Pemberton were established around the lumber factories and have since become centers of regional tourism. Some of the remaining Karri forest areas are now protected in reserves and National Park Brockman, Warren National Park, Parque Nacional Beedelup, and the Gloucester National Park.

Karri Forest Map