30 Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)


Community structure 

Woodland with an upper storey dominated by Eucalyptus ovata (Swamp Gum) but sometimes including E. viminalis (Manna Gum), E. fulgens (Green Scentbark) and/or E. cephalocarpa 

(Silver-leaf Stringybark). Middle storey contains a variety of low shrubs while the ground cover is dominated by sedges, rushes and grasses. This community is severely depleted, being used extensively for grazing and agriculture. It often bordered swamps and wetland communities and Paperbark Riparian Thickets. 


Scattered in moister lowland areas in depressions and along creeks and drainage lines and on floodplains associated with the Yarra River and its tributaries, especially  Woori Yallock Creek system, from the western boundary to Millgrove. In the south of the Shire this community is associated with creeks draining into Dandenong Creek and around Lysterfield Lake. While this community is mostly linear wetland it also includes the drier banks and levees. Soils are moist, especially in winter. 

Typical suburbs/areas occurring in this EVC are:  Chirnside Park, Yarra Glen, Steels Creek, Dixons Creek, Tarrawarra, Healesville, Lilydale, Coldstream, Mooroolbark, Gruyere, Badger Creek, Seville, Woori Yallock, Launching Place, Yarra Junction, Wesburn, Yellingbo, Macclesfield. 

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