34 Manna Gum Floodplain Riparian Woodland (EVC 56)


Community structure 

Tall open woodland dominated by Eucalyptus viminalis (Manna Gum) to 35m high over a medium to tall shrub layer which includes lower trees such as Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) and A. melanoxylon (Blackwood). The ground layer consists of amphibious and aquatic herbs and sedges. This community is closely associated with treeless floodplains and wetland areas. It consists of a mixture of terraces, floodways, former channels, billabongs and levees. This mosiac of similar EVC’s makes it difficult to separate some areas into definitive EVC’s. 


Occurs along the banks and floodplains of larger meandering rivers such as the Yarra River  from the western boundary to Wesburn and major creeks and tributaries including Watts River, Woori Yallock Creek and Little Yarra River. Elevation and rainfall are relatively low and soils are fertile alluviums subject to periodic flooding and inundation. 

Typical suburbs/areas occurring in this EVC are:  Chirnside Park, Yering, Yarra Glen, Tarrawarra, Healesville, Gruyere, Woori Yallock, Yellingbo, Don Valley, Launching Place, Yarra Junction, Wesburn, Millgrove, Gladysdale, Three Bridges. 

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