13 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Upper Yarra (EVC 18)


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A tall woodland to open forest along river banks of major watercourses and associated alluvial terraces with occasional occurrences in the heads of gullies leading into creeks and rivers. An upper storey to 50m high is dominated by Eucalyptus viminalis (Manna Gum) and Eucalyptus obliqua (Messmate) but may include other eucalypts. The middle storey is dominated by wattles and broad-leaf species, especially Silver Wattle and Blackwood with a shrub layer including Coprosma quadrifida (Prickly Currant-bush) and Cassinia aculeata (Common Cassinia). A dense ground storey includes a variety of grasses, sedges, herbs and ferns. Clematis aristata is a common climber. Blackberry is common in the understorey. 


Scattered along low to medium altitude gullies and watercourses to 600m in the eastern section of the Shire, from Hoddles Creek. The soil is fertile alluvium, regularly inundated and generally remaining moist. 

Typical suburbs/areas occurring in this EVC are:  

Shepherd Creek, Hoddles Creek, along the Yarra River above Millgrove, Three Bridges, Gilderoy, Powelltown, O’Shannassy River 

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