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Sugarloaf 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 Sugarloaf revegetation zone has been divided into four profiles containing different vegetation types.

Gravelly Hills, Plains & Floodplains

Floodplains

GeologyAlluvial, soil sandy clay loam over heavier loam to clay, flooded seasonally.
EVCFloodplain Riparian Woodland
DescriptionTall River Red Gum woodland along the regularly flooding terrace of large, slow moving rivers.
ExamplesGoulburn River frontage along walking track at Lions Park, Seymour; Dabyminga Ck crossing at Ennis Rd, Tallarook; Goulburn River frontage along Mansfield-Tallarook Rail Trail, Trawool.
Species ListFloodplains species list


Plains

GeologyAlluvial or Volcanic. Soils range from alluvial loams and clay loams, to basalt clay loams.
EVCPlains Grassy Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland on the plains dominated by River Red Gum with a scattered shrub layer over a dense suite of grasses, sedges and herbs.
ExamplesHighlands Rd between Hall Ln and Wine Shanty (Halpins) Ln; Telegraph Rd between Kobyboyn Rd and Highlands Rd; Sugarloaf Ck Rd between Selection Rd and Dockerys Rd.
Species ListPlains species list


Gravelly Hills

GeologySedimentary, soils skeletal ranging from sandy to clay loams, often gravelly.
EVCBox Ironbark Forest
DescriptionOpen forest of Box, Stringybark and Ironbark eucalypts. Understorey often forms an open shrub layer over an open ground layer ranging from sparse to well-developed suite of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesSeymour Bushland Park along Goulburn Valley Hwy, Seymour; Mt Piper Nature Conservation Reserve off Jeffreys Ln, Broadford;
Species ListGravelly Hills species list


Ridges and Dry Slopes

GeologySedimentary, soils shallow and skeletal, often rocky.
EVCHeathy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen eucalypt forest of Red Stringybark, Red Box and Long-leaf Box. The understorey is dominated by low growing heaths and peas, with a sparse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesLambing Gully Rd roadside between Windy Ln and Mt Alexina Tk; Hill top of Mt Piper Nature Conservation Reserve off Jeffreys Ln, Broadford;
Species ListRidges and Dry Slopes species list
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Basalt Plateau, Low Hills & Creeklines

Creeklines

GeologyAlluvial, soils range from sandy loam to silty clay.
EVCCreekline Grassy Woodland
DescriptionRiver Red Gum woodland on banks of small intermitten creeks, with a scattered tall to medium shrub layer and dense ground layer of grasses and sedges.
ExamplesSugarloaf Ck at Ashes Bridge Rd; Sugarloaf Ck along Dockeries Rd;
Species ListCreeklines species list


Low Hills

GeologySedimentary derived colluvium, soils range from sands, clays, loams.
EVCGrassy Woodland (Low Rises and Rainshadow)
DescriptionGrey Box and White Box dominated woodland with an open mid-storey of wattles, and diverse grassy and herbaceous ground layer.
ExamplesSouthern end of Glenaroua-Kilmore Rd, near Three Chain Rd; Three Chain Rd between Longs Ln and Jeffreys Ln; Tallarook Recreation Reserve, Sanctuary Rd, Tallarook; Kobyboyn Rd, c 0.3km east of Wine Shanty Rd, Whiteheads Ck.
Species ListLow Hills species list


Basalt Plateau

GeologyVolcanic, basalt dark clay loam soils, inclined to waterlogging.
EVCPlains Grassy Woodland / Plains Grassland
DescriptionOpen woodland, sometimes treeless, on well drained, fertile soils with a sparse shrub layer over a species-rich grassy and herbaceous ground layer.
ExamplesAshes Bridge Rd between Tallarook-Pyalong Rd and Sugarloaf Ck; Gerard Rd between Tallarook-Pyalong Rd and Sunday Ck Ln;
Species ListBasalt Plateau species list
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Upper Slopes, Ridges, Valleys & Streams

Swift-flowing Streams

GeologyAlluvial and colluvial, soils sandy to gravelly with loams 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.
ExamplesReedy Creek along Reedy Creek Rd, Tyaak; Sunday Creek at Andersons Garden at the intersection of Westcott Rd and Boundary Rd, Mt Disappointment State Forest;
Species ListSwift-flowing Streams species list


Valleys and Low Hills

GeologyVariety of geologies, soils fertile, well drained with moderate moisture availability.
EVCValley Grassy Forest
DescriptionOpen forest in fertile, gently sloping valleys of the surrounding dry foothills, has a tall open shrub layer and a dense grassy layer with a range of herbs.
ExamplesStrath Creek Rd, 500m west of Murchison Spur Rd to Reedy Creek Rd.
Species ListValleys and Low Hills species list


Dry Slopes and Ridges

GeologySedimentary, soils shallow and well drained, sometimes rocky.
EVCGrassy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest of Red Stringybark, Red Box, Long-leaf Box and occassionally Yellow Box found on deeper soils. Understorey is sparse with a rich ground layer dominated by grasses.
ExamplesMurchison Spur Rd - Strath Creek Rd intersection; Cunninghams Rd off Strath Creek Rd, Tyaak.
Species ListDry Slopes and Ridges species list


Protected Upper Slopes

GeologySedimentary, soils moist, fertile and range from sandy loams to medium clays.
EVCHerb-rich Foothill Forest
DescriptionTall moist forest of Blue Gum, Messmate and Peppermint, with an open tall shrub layer and diverse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesAndersons Garden at the intersection of Westcott Rd and Boundary Rd, Mt Disappointment State Forest;
Species ListProtected Upper Slopes species list
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Kilmore area - Volcanic Slopes & Valleys

Swift-flowing Streams and Swampy Drainage Lines

GeologyAlluvial, soils range from sands and gravels with loam to silty clay loams in some sites.
EVCRiparian Forest/Swampy Riparian Woodland
DescriptionForest/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.
Species ListSwift-flowing Streams and Swampy Drainage Lines species list


Gentle Slopes and Valleys

GeologyVolcanic or Alluvial, soils loamy with some sandy patches.
EVCValley Grassy Forest
DescriptionOpen forest in fertile, gently sloping valleys of the surrounding dry foothills, has a tall open shrub layer and a dense grassy layer with a range of herbs.
Species ListGentle Slopes and Valleys species list


Protected Slopes

GeologyVariety of geologies, soils range from sandy loam to medium clay.
EVCHerb-rich Foothill Forest
DescriptionTall moist forest of Blue Gum, Messmate and Peppermint, with an open tall shrub layer and diverse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
Species ListProtected Slopes species list
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