Landscape

Pyalong 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 Pyalong revegetation zone has been divided into two profiles containing different vegetation types.

Soaks, Valleys and Low Hills

Rocky Stream Banks and Gorges

GeologyAlluvium from granite, soil sandy.
EVCRiparian Shrubland
DescriptionShrubland dominated with medium height shrubs found on rocky substrates of major streams and banks with a ground layer of sedges, rushes, ferns and herbs.
ExamplesSandy Ck along Sandy Ck Rd W of Pyalong; Creek crossing along Allisons Rd off Pyalong Lancefield Rd;
Species ListRocky Stream Banks and Gorges species list


Protected Slopes

GeologyGranite with sandy clay loam soils.
EVCDamp Sand Herb-rich Woodland
DescriptionManna Gum dominated open woodland with scattered tall shrubs mainly Black Wattles, and a ground layer of bracken and herbs.
Species ListProtected Slopes species list


Springs and Soaks

GeologyGranitic outwash soils, poorly drained, usually moist throughout the year.
EVCSpring Soak Woodland
DescriptionWoodland to 10m tall, however sometimes treeless, with an understorey dominated by a diversity of medium to small herbs with the occasional shrub.
Species ListSprings and Soaks species list


Valleys

GeologyAlluvium from granites, soil sandy loam.
EVCValley Grassy Forest
DescriptionOpen forest in gentle sloping valleys dominated by Yellow Box and Peppermints with a tall shrub layer and dense grassy layer with a range of herbs.
Species ListValleys species list


Hills

GeologyGranite with soils sandy and well drained.
EVCGrassy Woodland (Granitic)
DescriptionYellow Box and Candlebark dominated woodland with an open mid-storey of wattles and Sweet Bursaria, and a diverse grassy herbaceous ground layer.
ExamplesWest Rd 3-5km W of Pyalong;
Species ListHills species list


Dry Slopes

GeologyGranite with shallow soils
EVCGrassy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest on steep dry slopes with a grass-dominated ground layer and a sparse shrub layer.
Species ListDry Slopes species list


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Swift-flowing Streams, Exposed Ridges and Protected Upper Slopes

Swift-flowing Streams and Swampy Drainage Lines

GeologyAlluvial and colluvial. Soils range from clay loams to silty sands.
EVCRiparian Forest/Swampy Riparian Woodland
DescriptionForest or woodland located along creeklines dominated with Manna Gums and Swamp Gums over a tall to medium shrub layer and a diverse ground layer of grasses, sedges and ferns.
ExamplesCreek crossing on Martins Ln W of Tooborac Lancefield Rd, Nulla Vale; Creek crossing on Kitchenhams Rd 2.5km NE off Burke & Wills Tk;
Species ListSwift-flowing Streams and Swampy Drainage Lines species list


Exposed Ridges and Upper Slopes

GeologyGranite with shallow soils, sometime rocky.
EVCShrubby Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest on exposed aspects with a well developed medium to low shrub layer and sparse ground layer often dominated with tussock-forming grasses.
ExamplesLangley Bushland Reserve on Feeneys Ln SE of Kitchenhams/Malones Rd junction; Langley Nature Conservation Reserve on Malones Rd 1.7km from Kitcheenhams & Feeneys Rd junction.
Species ListExposed Ridges and Upper Slopes species list


Protected Upper Slopes and Moist Valleys

GeologyGranite, soils range from sandy loam to medium clay.
EVCHerb-rich Foothill Forest
DescriptionTall moist forest of Messmate and Peppermint, with an open tall shrub layer and diverse groundcover of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesLangley Bushland Reserve on Kitchenhams Rd between Feeneys Ln and Frosts Rd, Benloch; Lancefield-Benloch State Forest at Burke & Wills Tk and Kitchenhams Rd junction, Benloch.
Species ListProtected Upper Slopes and Moist Valleys species list


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