04 Alpine Ash Montane Wet Forest (EVC 39)


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Tall open forest, dominated by an upper storey principally of Eucalpyptus delegatensis (Alpine Ash) or E. regnans (Mountain Ash) 30-50m high, sometimes with E. cypellocarpa (Mountain Grey Gum). A mid-storey shrub layer to 10m high features Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) and a variety of other large shrubs and tree ferns. The ground layer consists of tussock grasses, wire grass, lilies, herbs and ferns such as Polystichum proliferum. 


Scattered through the Shire in sheltered mountainous areas above 500m in high rainfall areas. Soils are deep, fertile and well-drained but may remain saturated for periods. This is the major sub-alpine vegetation in the Shire, occuring in the north eastern section of the Shire from the mountainous area around Mt. Donna Buang eastwards. It is often growing close to Mountain Ash Wet Forest. 

Typical suburbs/areas occurring in this EVC are North of Warburton, scattered in a line to Cambarville; either side of Woods Point Rd approaching Cumberland Junction, and from Shaw to the Triangle; on the Shire boundary east of the Upper Yarra Catchment. 

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