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Woodland environments

NSW national parks are home to many woodland environments, from the coast to the inland arid deserts. Woodlands differ from denser forest or rainforest areas because of the wider spacing of their trees, which allows more light to enter through the tree canopy. Woodlands support many different types of vegetation and wildlife.

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Woodlands are areas made up of trees, shrubs, vegetation and native grasses. They spread from the coast to the inland arid deserts.

In woodlands, there is far more space between trees, with tree crowns that don’t touch. This space allows light to filter through the tree canopy, which in turn supports different shrubs, vegetation and wildlife than that typically found in denser forests or rainforests.

Woodlands are usually home to several species of eucalypts, typically boxes and red gums. Tree-hollows and seed-bearing grasses and herbs host a variety of birds, including parrots, cockatoos, finches and robins.

Parks in which this environment is found

Doug Sky Lookout, Mount Kaputar National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary