The Boranup Forest is in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park , 20kms from Margaret River in Western Australia's South-West.
The forest is home to the pale-barked Karri Trees (third tallest trees in the world) that reach heights of 60m or more. The Boranup Forest is about a 100km east of the main karri belt and is separated by grey infertile sand. One unique aspect of the forest is that these karri trees grow in limestone based soils where as in the main karri belt the trees grow in deep rich red clay soil.
Boranup is an Aboriginal word that means "place of the male dingo" and the forest lies in the land of the Wardandi (people of the Warden, the ocean spirit) one of the fourteen Nyungar tribes that live in the State's South-West. The Wardandi tribe's land extends from the coast at Stratham to the sea at Augusta.
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