Ranges 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 Ranges revegetation zone has one profile containing different vegetation types.

Upper Slopes and Steep gullies

Dry Ridges and Exposed Slopes - Western Ranges

GeologyVarious geologies, soils well drained, often shallow, skeletal and rocky.
EVCGrassy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest of Red Stringybark, Red Box and Long-leaf Box over a rich ground layer dominated by grasses.
Species ListDry Ridges and Exposed Slopes - Western Ranges species list

Dry Ridges and Exposed Slopes - Eastern Ranges

GeologyVarious geologies, soils skeletal and stony.
EVCShrubby Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest on ridge-lines and exposed slopes with a shrubby understorey and drought tolerant ground layer.
Species ListDry Ridges and Exposed Slopes - Eastern Ranges species list

Protected Upper Slopes and Steep Gullies

GeologyVarious geologies, soils fertile ranging from sandy loam to medium clay.
EVCHerb-rich Foothill Forest
DescriptionTall moist forest with Blue Gums, Messmate and Peppermint, and an open tall shrub layer with a diverse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesFarrers Ln, south of Clendale Ln at the start of Murrindindi State Forest; Whittlesea Yea Rd, S of Minto Spur Rd; Whittlesea Yea Rd, 0.6km south of Tea Tree Rd
Species ListProtected Upper Slopes and Steep Gullies species list

Swift-flowing Streams

GeologyAlluvium and Colluvium, soils range from sand and gravel, with loam in some sites.
EVCRiparian Forest
DescriptionOn river flats and larger creeks typically with Manna Gums, and Silver Wattles and Blackwoods as a secondary tree layer.
ExamplesGlendale Ln, W of Farrar Ln and 2km off Maroondah Hwy; Delatite River along Mount Buller Rd 6km E of Merrijig.
Species ListSwift-flowing Streams species list

Swampy Drainage Lines

GeologyAlluvium and Colluvium, soils silty to clay loam.
EVCSwampy Riparian Complex
DescriptionWoodland on poorly drained sections of streams and rivers, with a medium shrub layer and dense layer of sedges and ferns.
Species ListSwampy Drainage Lines species list

Moist Valleys

GeologyVarious geologies, mainly colluvium. Moist, fertile soils.
EVCDamp Forest
DescriptionMoist forest with a dense medium to tall shrub layer and a ground layer dominated by ferns and tree-ferns.
ExamplesMt Disappointment State Forest along Main Mountain Rd between Harrys Nose East and Westcott Rd; Marysville State Forest along Falls Rd between Southern Tk and Water Race Tk; Marysville.
Species ListMoist Valleys species list