FORESTERS WOOD

Drive to the end of Glenoran rd (unsealed) and park before the gate. 1km one way to walk through the middle of Foresters wood and reach the gate at the other end - this joins up with the Munda Biddi and Bibbulmun tracks. From here either return to your car or go through the gate and turn right to follow the Munda Biddi markers for another 2km, you will get to: One Tree Bridge. Accessible from Graphite road. Picnic area and short 200m walk to Glenoran Pool. 

"This area was once the Michelides tobacco farm and it still has old building remnants/ruins. In 1930 the first commercial crop of tobacco was planted which increased over time to 650+ acres. Foresters Wood was established in 1985 as a collaboration between the Institute of Foresters WA Division (IFA) and the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM). The vision was to establish an arboretum. The first plantings were to represent the spokes of a wheel with species representing commerce (English Oak), culture (Cedar of Lebanon), legend (European Ash) and literature (Laurel). It has a large range of trees from all over the world and the Institute has since put a focus on planting Endangered species.

 

The red and white mushrooms - These mushrooms are known as the Fly Agaric, or Amanita muscaria. They start off as a bold red in colour, then go orange and then brown as they start to die off. They are truly an amazing sight to see in person - straight out of a fairytale! They come to life when the first cold weather starts to hit the region but there is still enough light/warmth in the daytime to draw them out of the ground. It last roughly 2-4 weeks anytime from April to June. Find them amongst the roots of the Chestnut and Acorn trees. There are some at the entrance but if you continue around 500 metres down the path you’ll find another larger patch of trees."

 

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