Dookie and Earlston Hills Revegetation Zone

The vegetation profiles represent a generalised picture of the landscape. Each profile presents a typical landscape sequence. For each landform the following information is listed:

  • a schematic drawing showing the vegetation structure;
  • the main Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs) associated with it;
  • a brief description of the vegetation;
  • a brief description of the associated geology and soils;
  • one or two location examples where intact native vegetation can be observed (if known);
  • a link to a list of plant species grouped into trees, shrubs and groundcovers that are local to the area, suited to similar sites and can be used as a guide for planting projects.

It should be noted that the landforms presented may occur in different sequences in some areas. The profiles have been compiled to represent typical sequences, but these may not be the only ones.

To assist you to identify the appropriate vegetation profile and species list, Understanding Your Planting Profile , is suggested as a first step.

Use the profile name and descriptions to determine the ones most suited to your site. Click on the landform name to view the species list.

The vegetation in the Dookie & Earlston Hills revegetation zone has been divided into three profiles containing different vegetation types.

Gravelly Stony Hills

Stony Hills

GeologySedimentary, soils clay loam, often gravelly.
EVCBox Ironbark Forest
DescriptionOpen forest of Box eucalypts. Understorey often forms an open shrub layer over an open ground layer ranging from sparse to well-developed suite of herbs and grasses. Ironbark eucalypts do not naturally occur within the Dookie Earlston revegetation zone.
ExamplesUpotipotpon Nature Conservation Reserve (NCR) cnr of Paynters Rd and Dookie-Violet Town Rd, Koonda; Reef Hills State Park northern half; Dookie College NCR - southern slopes; Strathaird Rd NCR, Tamleugh - upper slopes; Daly's Hill NCR, Tamleugh West.
Species ListStony Hills species list

Hill Caps

GeologySedimentary, soils skeletal, often rocky.
EVCHeathy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest on stony hill tops with an understorey dominated with low heathy shrubs.
ExamplesUpotipotpon Bushland Reserve northeast of Sloans Rd and Griffins Rd, Tarnook; Tower Rd in Reef Hills State Park; Dookie College Bush Reserve - hill top.
Species ListHill Caps species list
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Low Hills, Drainage Lines & Creeklines


GeologyAlluvial, soils range from sandy loam to silty clay.
EVCCreekline Grassy Woodland
DescriptionRiver Red Gum, Grey Box and Yellow Box woodland on banks of small intermitten creeks, with a scattered tall to medium shrub layer and dense ground layer of grasses and sedges.
ExamplesHoneysuckle Creek at Strathaird Rd, Tamleugh; Sheep Pen Creek Water Reserve, Walls Rd south of Cemetary Rd, Koonda.
Species ListCreeklines species list

Broad Alluvial Drainage Lines

GeologyAlluvial, soils sandy loam and shallow over a pooly drained heavy clay subsoil.
EVCAlluvial-terraces Herb-rich Woodland
DescriptionOpen Red Gum and Box woodlands on ephemeral drainage lines and adjacent alluvium plains. Understorey consists of a sparse medium to tall shrub layer with a diverse species rich ground layer of grasses and herbs.
ExamplesFew intact examples known; Reef Hills State Park, intersection of Double Gates Rd and Indians Rd.
Species ListBroad Alluvial Drainage Lines species list

Lower Slopes and Low Hills

GeologySedimentary derived colluvium, soils clay-loam.
EVCGrassy Woodland (Low Rises and Rainshadow)
DescriptionGrey Box and White Box dominated woodland with an open mid-storey of wattles, and a diverse grassy and herbaceous ground layer.
ExamplesFew intact examples known; Hume Rail Reserve along Curries Rd, Baddaginnie; Strathaird Rd Nature Conservation Reserve - lower slopes, Tamleugh; Dookie College Bushland Reserve - northern edge.
Species ListLower Slopes and Low Hills species list
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Dookie Volcanic soils

Lower Slopes and Low Hills

GeologyIgneous rock, soils generally basalt silty clays.
EVCGrassy Woodland (Low Rises and Rainshadow)
DescriptionYellow Box, Grey Box and White Box woodland with an open mid-storey of wattles, and diverse grassy and herbaceous ground layer.
ExamplesMt Major Nature Conservation Reserve - upper north facing slopes, Mt Major Rd; Ludeman Rd between Walters Rd and South Boundary Rd; Dookie.
Species ListLower Slopes and Low Hills species list
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