Waterway

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

 
Geology Alluvial, soil sandy clay loam over heavier loam to clay, flooded seasonally.
EVC Floodplain Riparian Woodland
Description Tall River Red Gum woodland along the regularly flooding terrace of large, slow moving rivers.
Examples Goulburn 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 List Floodplains species list

Plains

 
Geology Alluvial or Volcanic. Soils range from alluvial loams and clay loams, to basalt clay loams.
EVC Plains Grassy Woodland
Description Open woodland on the plains dominated by River Red Gum with a scattered shrub layer over a dense suite of grasses, sedges and herbs.
Examples Highlands 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 List Plains species list

Gravelly Hills

 
Geology Sedimentary, soils skeletal ranging from sandy to clay loams, often gravelly.
EVC Box Ironbark Forest
Description Open 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.
Examples Seymour Bushland Park along Goulburn Valley Hwy, Seymour; Mt Piper Nature Conservation Reserve off Jeffreys Ln, Broadford;
Species List Gravelly Hills species list

Ridges and Dry Slopes

 
Geology Sedimentary, soils shallow and skeletal, often rocky.
EVC Heathy Dry Forest
Description Open 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.
Examples Lambing Gully Rd roadside between Windy Ln and Mt Alexina Tk; Hill top of Mt Piper Nature Conservation Reserve off Jeffreys Ln, Broadford;
Species List Ridges and Dry Slopes species list
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Basalt Plateau, Low Hills & Creeklines

Creeklines

 
Geology Alluvial, soils range from sandy loam to silty clay.
EVC Creekline Grassy Woodland
Description River 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.
Examples Sugarloaf Ck at Ashes Bridge Rd; Sugarloaf Ck along Dockeries Rd;
Species List Creeklines species list

Low Hills

 
Geology Sedimentary derived colluvium, soils range from sands, clays, loams.
EVC Grassy Woodland (Low Rises and Rainshadow)
Description Grey Box and White Box dominated woodland with an open mid-storey of wattles, and diverse grassy and herbaceous ground layer.
Examples Southern 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 List Low Hills species list

Basalt Plateau

 
Geology Volcanic, basalt dark clay loam soils, inclined to waterlogging.
EVC Plains Grassy Woodland / Plains Grassland
Description Open woodland, sometimes treeless, on well drained, fertile soils with a sparse shrub layer over a species-rich grassy and herbaceous ground layer.
Examples Ashes Bridge Rd between Tallarook-Pyalong Rd and Sugarloaf Ck; Gerard Rd between Tallarook-Pyalong Rd and Sunday Ck Ln;
Species List Basalt Plateau species list
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Upper Slopes, Ridges, Valleys & Streams

Swift-flowing Streams

 
Geology Alluvial and colluvial, soils sandy to gravelly with loams in some sites.
EVC Riparian Forest
Description On river flats and larger creeks typically with Manna Gums, and Silver Wattles and Blackwoods as a secondary tree layer.
Examples Reedy 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 List Swift-flowing Streams species list

Valleys and Low Hills

 
Geology Variety of geologies, soils fertile, well drained with moderate moisture availability.
EVC Valley Grassy Forest
Description Open 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.
Examples Strath Creek Rd, 500m west of Murchison Spur Rd to Reedy Creek Rd.
Species List Valleys and Low Hills species list

Dry Slopes and Ridges

 
Geology Sedimentary, soils shallow and well drained, sometimes rocky.
EVC Grassy Dry Forest
Description Open 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.
Examples Murchison Spur Rd - Strath Creek Rd intersection; Cunninghams Rd off Strath Creek Rd, Tyaak.
Species List Dry Slopes and Ridges species list

Protected Upper Slopes

 
Geology Sedimentary, soils moist, fertile and range from sandy loams to medium clays.
EVC Herb-rich Foothill Forest
Description Tall moist forest of Blue Gum, Messmate and Peppermint, with an open tall shrub layer and diverse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
Examples Andersons Garden at the intersection of Westcott Rd and Boundary Rd, Mt Disappointment State Forest;
Species List Protected Upper Slopes species list
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Kilmore area - Volcanic Slopes & Valleys

Swift-flowing Streams and Swampy Drainage Lines

 
Geology Alluvial, soils range from sands and gravels with loam to silty clay loams in some sites.
EVC Riparian Forest/Swampy Riparian Woodland
Description Forest/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 List Swift-flowing Streams and Swampy Drainage Lines species list

Gentle Slopes and Valleys

 
Geology Volcanic or Alluvial, soils loamy with some sandy patches.
EVC Valley Grassy Forest
Description Open 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 List Gentle Slopes and Valleys species list

Protected Slopes

 
Geology Variety of geologies, soils range from sandy loam to medium clay.
EVC Herb-rich Foothill Forest
Description Tall moist forest of Blue Gum, Messmate and Peppermint, with an open tall shrub layer and diverse ground layer of herbs and grasses.
Species List Protected Slopes species list
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