32 Silvertop Ash Shrubby Foothill Forest (EVC 45)


Community structure 

Open forest with an  upper storey of medium eucalypts to 40m tall dominated by Eucalyptus sieberi (Silver-top Ash) and E. dives (Broad-leaf Peppermint) over a distinctive middle storey including a diversity of narrow-leaved shrubs, especially wattles and peas. The lower storey has scattered grasses, herbs, wire-grass and bracken. 


Occurs at higher altitudes to 1000m on ridges and exposed slopes mainly on southern and eastern slopes in association with Damp Forest on moderately fertile soils. Scattered areas occur on the southern boundary to the east of Kurth Kiln to south east of Powelltown and in the Big Pats Creek area. 

Typical suburbs/areas occurring in this EVC are:  Tim’s Corner, Mt Beenak, Powelltown, Big Pats Creek 

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