Planting 02

Warby, Killawarra & Lurg 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 Warby, Killawarra & Lurg Hills Revegetation revegetation zone has been divided into five profiles containing different vegetation types.

Killawarra/Chesney Sedimentary Hills & Slopes

Creeklines

GeologyAlluvial sediments; sand, clay and silt soils.
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.
ExamplesKatamatite Creek, north of Thoona Rd.
Species ListCreeklines species list


Broad Alluvial Drainage Lines/Creek Flats

GeologyAlluvial sediments, often poorly drained soils with sandy loam overlying 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 annual and perennial grasses and herbs.
Species ListBroad Alluvial Drainage Lines/Creek Flats species list


Low Hills

GeologySedimentary, sandy loam to clay loam soils.
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.
ExamplesAngford Rd, north edge of Killawarra.
Species ListLow Hills species list


Stony/Gravelly Hills

GeologySedimentary, skeletal sandy loam to clay loam soils, 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 a sparse to well-developed suite of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesBoweya Flora and Fauna Reserve, Goorambat
Species ListStony/Gravelly Hills species list
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Warby Ranges Upper Slopes

Valleys

GeologyColluvium derived from various geologies. Soils range from clays and sands to welll drained red brown soils.
EVCValley Grassy Forest
DescriptionOpen forest in fertile, gently sloping valleys of the surrounding dry foothills, with a tall open shrub layer and a dense ground layer of grasses and herbs.
ExamplesGully crossed by Adams Rd, Warby-Ovens National Park.
Species ListValleys species list


Dry Slopes (South facing)

GeologyGranitic or sedimentary, typically shallow soils.
EVCGrassy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest on south-facing steep dry slopes with a grass-dominated ground layer and a sparse shrub layer.
ExamplesAdams Rd, south of Tower Rd.
Species ListDry Slopes (South facing) species list


Ridges, Exposed Slopes (North facing) and Plateaux

GeologyGranitic or sedimentary, skeletal sandy loam soils.
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.
ExamplesSouth side of Thoona Rd, Warby Range.
Species ListRidges, Exposed Slopes (North facing) and Plateaux species list
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Granite Hills & Slopes

Wet Depressions

GeologyGranitic colluvium, poorly drained clays and silts, usually moist through summer
EVCSpring Soak Woodland
DescriptionWoodland sometimes treeless, often a patchy shrub layer dominated with Prickly Tea-tree over a ground layer of sedges, rushes, ferns and a diversity of herbs.
ExamplesBlack Springs on Nightjar Track, Warby-Ovens National Park.
Species ListWet Depressions species list


Gentle Slopes of Granitic Outwash

GeologyGranitic colluvium, sandy loam soils.
EVCGrassy Woodland (shrubby granitic outwash)
DescriptionBlakely's Red Gum, Red Stringybark and Red Box woodland with an open mid-storey of wattles, and a grassy ground layer dominated with Cane Wire-grass.
ExamplesBushland Reserve on Old Thoona Rd, Lake Rowan Cemetery.
Species ListGentle Slopes of Granitic Outwash species list


Rocky Outcrops

GeologyGranitic outcrops.
EVCRocky Outcrop Shrubland/Herbland Mosaic
DescriptionSparse to dense heathy shrubland, interspersed with areas of exposed rock covered by a diversity of herbs, mosses and lichens, with the occasional stunted Blakely's Red Gum or Drooping Sheoak.
ExamplesPangarang Lookout, Warby-Ovens National Park.
Species ListRocky Outcrops species list


Granite Hills and Slopes

GeologyGranitic, sandy to sandy loam soils, often shallow.
EVCGranitic Hills Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland dominated by Blakely's Red Gum (at times stunted by poor soil), with a medium shrub layer and rich herbaceous ground layer.
ExamplesNorth and West faces of Mt Meg, Mt Bruno.
Species ListGranite Hills and Slopes species list
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Lurg Hills & Valleys

Creeklines and Fertile Gullies.

GeologyAlluvial and colluvial. Loamy soils with sandy patches.
EVCValley Grassy Forest
DescriptionOpen forest in fertile, gently sloping gullies surrounded by dry foothills. Understorey consists of a tall open shrub layer and a dense ground layer of grasses and herbs.
ExamplesGreta Rd East of Sudholz Rd.
Species ListCreeklines and Fertile Gullies. species list


Granitic Slopes

GeologyIgneous with coarse granitic sandy soils, shallow to medium in depth.
EVCGranitic Hills Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland dominated by Blakely's Red Gum (at times stunted by poor soil), with a medium shrub layer and rich herbaceous ground layer.
ExamplesBush Reserve opposite Glenrowan Primary School.
Species ListGranitic Slopes species list


Dry Slopes

GeologySedimentary or Igneous (granite) rock. Soils shallow to medium in depth.
EVCGrassy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest on dry slopes, with an understorey dominated by grasses, herbs and a few scattered shrubs.
ExamplesGrant Rd E of Winton-Lurg Rd; Hill top, Kennedy La Reserve.
Species ListDry Slopes species list


Ridges and Exposed Slopes

GeologySedimentary and Igneous (granite) rock. Soils shallow to medium in depth.
EVCHeathy Dry Forest
DescriptionOpen forest of Red Stringybark, Red Box and Long-leaf Box found on ridges and exposed northerly slopes. The understorey is dominated by low growing heaths and peas, with a sparse layer of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesWestern slope, Kennedy La Reserve; Roadside verges, Stanley Drive.
Species ListRidges and Exposed Slopes species list
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Lurg Low Hills & Plains

Creeklines

GeologyAlluvial, with soils ranging from sandy loam to silty clay.
EVCCreekline Grassy Woodland
DescriptionRiver Red Gum and Yellow Box woodland on banks of small creeks, with a scattered tall to medium shrub layer and dense ground layer of grasses and sedges.
ExamplesGreta Rd at bridge 1km E of Embling Rd.
Species ListCreeklines species list


Plains

GeologyAlluvial, with clay loam soils.
EVCPlains Grassy Woodland
DescriptionOpen woodland on the plains dominated by Grey Box and River Red Gum, with a scattered shrub layer and dense suite of grasses and herbs.
ExamplesColeman Road both verges; Bush Reserve beside railway line, 2km W of Glenrowan-Boweya Rd.
Species ListPlains species list


Colluvial Outwash Slopes

GeologySandy loam or clay loam soils.
EVCBox Ironbark Forest (Grey Box - Mugga Ironbark)
DescriptionOpen forest of Grey Box and Ironbark. Understorey often has an open shrub layer and an open ground layer ranging from a sparse to well-developed suite of herbs and grasses.
ExamplesEmbling Rd 1km S of Greta Rd; Winton-Lurg Rd S of Coleman.
Species ListColluvial Outwash Slopes species list


Low Stony Gravelly Hills

GeologySedimentary or contact metamorphic, with stony or gravelly clay soils.
EVCBox Ironbark Forest (Red Box - Mugga Ironbark)
DescriptionOpen forest of Red Box and Mugga Ironbark. Understorey often forms an open shrub layer over an open ground layer of sparse herbs and grasses.
ExamplesOld Lurg School bush reserve; Brock Rd W of Winton-Lurg Rd; Sudholz Rd, last rise at S end; Old Lurg Rd at Exton's quarry; Webster Rd N of Old Lurg Rd.
Species ListLow Stony Gravelly Hills species list
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