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The City of Ryde is home to six vegetation communities. The natural vegetation supports a rich variety of animal life and native plant species.
Although a large percentage of the City of Ryde’s natural vegetation has been cleared, significant bushland areas have survived.
Sydney Sandstone Gully Forest
Main tree species are Smooth-barked Apple, Red Bloodwood, Sydney Peppermint, Grey Gum, Blackbutt and Turpentine
Sydney Sandstone Ridgetop Woodland
Main tree species are Narrow-leaved Apple, Smooth-barked Apple, Red Bloodwood, Scribbly Gum, Sydney Peppermint and Scaly Bark.
Vegetation communities that are threatened with extinction:
Click on the links below to view detailed profiles provided by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water’s Threatened Species website.
Sydney Turpentine - Ironbark Forest
Main tree species include Turpentine, Grey Gum, Grey Ironbark and Thin-leaved Stringybark.
Shale/Sandstone Transition Forest
Main tree species include Forest Red Gum, Grey Gum, Stringybarks and Ironbarks.
Blue Gum High Forest
Main tree species include Sydney Blue Gum and Blackbutt. Forest Oak and Sydney Red Gum also occur.
Main plant species include Bare Twigrush, Searush, Glasswort and Streaked Arrowgrass.
Page Last Updated: 12 July 2011