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

Geology Alluvium from granite, soil sandy.
EVC Riparian Shrubland
Description Shrubland dominated with medium height shrubs found on rocky substrates of major streams and banks with a ground layer of sedges, rushes, ferns and herbs.
Examples Sandy Ck along Sandy Ck Rd W of Pyalong; Creek crossing along Allisons Rd off Pyalong Lancefield Rd;
Species List Rocky Stream Banks and Gorges species list

Protected Slopes

Geology Granite with sandy clay loam soils.
EVC Damp Sand Herb-rich Woodland
Description Manna Gum dominated open woodland with scattered tall shrubs mainly Black Wattles, and a ground layer of bracken and herbs.
Species List Protected Slopes species list

Springs and Soaks

Geology Granitic outwash soils, poorly drained, usually moist throughout the year.
EVC Spring Soak Woodland
Description Woodland to 10m tall, however sometimes treeless, with an understorey dominated by a diversity of medium to small herbs with the occasional shrub.
Species List Springs and Soaks species list


Geology Alluvium from granites, soil sandy loam.
EVC Valley Grassy Forest
Description Open 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 List Valleys species list


Geology Granite with soils sandy and well drained.
EVC Grassy Woodland (Granitic)
Description Yellow Box and Candlebark dominated woodland with an open mid-storey of wattles and Sweet Bursaria, and a diverse grassy herbaceous ground layer.
Examples West Rd 3-5km W of Pyalong;
Species List Hills species list

Dry Slopes

Geology Granite with shallow soils
EVC Grassy Dry Forest
Description Open forest on steep dry slopes with a grass-dominated ground layer and a sparse shrub layer.
Species List Dry Slopes species list

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Swift-flowing Streams, Exposed Ridges and Protected Upper Slopes

Swift-flowing Streams and Swampy Drainage Lines

Geology Alluvial and colluvial. Soils range from clay loams to silty sands.
EVC Riparian Forest/Swampy Riparian Woodland
Description Forest 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.
Examples Creek crossing on Martins Ln W of Tooborac Lancefield Rd, Nulla Vale; Creek crossing on Kitchenhams Rd 2.5km NE off Burke & Wills Tk;
Species List Swift-flowing Streams and Swampy Drainage Lines species list

Exposed Ridges and Upper Slopes

Geology Granite with shallow soils, sometime rocky.
EVC Shrubby Dry Forest
Description Open forest on exposed aspects with a well developed medium to low shrub layer and sparse ground layer often dominated with tussock-forming grasses.
Examples Langley 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 List Exposed Ridges and Upper Slopes species list

Protected Upper Slopes and Moist Valleys

Geology Granite, soils range from sandy loam to medium clay.
EVC Herb-rich Foothill Forest
Description Tall moist forest of Messmate and Peppermint, with an open tall shrub layer and diverse groundcover of herbs and grasses.
Examples Langley 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 List Protected Upper Slopes and Moist Valleys species list

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We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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