This remarkable rainforest is situated on 2 acres in a rural subdivision on the NSW Mid North Coast at Hallidays Point. Created on land sloping gently to the south previously inhabited by Eucalypt,Cassurina and Tea Tree forest. As of April 4th 2007 the rainforest is just over 10 years old. David King states that there is over 260 varieties of Australian rainforest trees and shrubs on the property at this time.He claims he is basically finished the job now and maintaining the forest is now less of a problem as the forest has become self sustaining other than in the driest periods when watering from 2 dams he has amazingly,dug by hand is carried out. David's hard work in mulching heavily with any kind of organic material he can get his hands on has paid dividends with the soil profile now excellent down to a depth of almost 30cms. David's knowledge of Australian rainforest trees is exemplary,able to identify almost every tree on the property.Many of his trees are rare and endangered in their native habitat and growing beautifully thousands of kilometres,in many cases,south of their natural range. The increase in native animals and birds visiting this island forest has been dramatic and is sure to continue as trees begin to fruit on a regular basis. I will add to this gallery as I aquire further suitable photographs.
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