Warringine Estate, Hastings (VicUrban land to become a reserve)
Distinguished by dominant Swamp Gum with abundant Swamp Paperbark in understorey, where Swamp Gum does not form a distinct layer the EVC is Swamp Scrub, this EVC occurs on better drained sites than Swamp Scrub
(1) This profile is generalised with only the major species listed; individual sites may differ in composition due to site characteristics (geology, aspect, rainfall, drainage) and site history;
look at the composition of adjacent vegetation to fine tune the species list for your site.
(2) Heights for trees are in metres, other plants in centimetres.
(3) Availability from nurseries is for species, not necessarily for your soil-type genetic provenance within the species; plants should be sourced from same soil type / geology for genetic conservation and best growth; contact your local indigenous nursery and ask them to collect seed from local sites or ensure that plants are local provenance.
(4) Planting of locally sourced indigenous species appropriate for the EVC should be undertaken where remnant indigenous vegetation is absent or where carefully applied bush regeneration techniques have failed to stimulate adequate recruitment of new indigenous plants within remnant indigenous vegetation; managing for natural regeneration preserves the ecological integrity of native vegetation rather than turning it into a plantation.