31 Candlebark Grassy Forest (EVC 128)


Community structure 

Woodland or low forest to 20m high with an upper storey of Eucalyptus rubida (Candlebark) and E. radiata (Narrow-leaf Peppermint). A sparse middle storey of Acacia mearnsii (Black Wattle), A. melanoxylon (Blackwood) and Allocasuarina littoralis (Black Sheoke) and some small shrubs still occur in some remnants. The ground layer is dominated by grasses, sedges and herbs and can be quite rich in its diversity.


Remnants of this community are scattered on undulating infertile land which have poor drainage in wet periods. It is concentrated within the Shire in the Middle Yarra region from Coldstream to Healesville, bordering the Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland on the floodplains of the Yarra River. 

Typical suburbs/areas occurring in this EVC are:  Coldstream, Gruyere, Healesville, Badger Creek, Seville, Yellingbo, Woori Yallock 

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