Beach Casuarina

Beach Casuarina

Casuarina equisetifolia

Casuarina's are common to coastal and riverine landscapes.

They are commonly known as ‘she-oaks’ and are similar to European oaks.

This conifer is an evergreen tree and assists in fixing nitrogen to the soil which assists the wider forest ecosystem. Their roots are great at stabilising river banks and sand dunes also assisting to prevent erosion.

The foliage of Casuarina’s are slender, long, dark green spikes connected to drooping branches. They possess seed producing cones and red flowers. Trees have been known to reach twenty-metres tall.