Location This district extends from Watheroo in
the north-west almost to Goomalling
in the south-east. Miling lies in the
north-east of the district and Moora is
on the western boundary.
Topography In the western half, rolling to hilly
terrain occurs with rock outcrops and
flat, fairly extensive valley floors.
The eastern part comprises gently
rolling terrain separated by valleys
with secondary salinity. The
southern portion is mainly gently
Soils Hilly areas are mainly shallow soil
over granite or gneiss with red sandy
loam over clay soils on longer
slopes. The flat valley floors and
gentle slopes are commonly sand
over yellow mottled clay soils with
patches of crabholes (gilgai) on both
valley floors and gentle slopes. The
gently rolling terrain has sand over
yellow clay. The sandplain has
mainly deep, yellow sands with small
areas of gravel ridges and spurs.
Water erosion on the hilly slopes -
Salinity in the valleys and many
hillside seepages - unit 2.
Waterlogging of valleys - unit 2.
Wind erosion on the sandplain - unit
COMMON TREES AND SHRUBS OF THE DISTRICTS
TREES AND SHRUBS FOR THE MIDLANDS AND NORTHERN WHEATBELT 2 nd Edition
Unit 1: Hilly country
Soil (a) Shallow soil over granite or gneiss Trees Acacia acuminata Jam, Mangard, Inland Jam (narrow leaf)
Acacia microbotrya Manna Wattle
Acacia tetragonophylla Kurara
Allocasuarina huegeliana Rock Sheoak, Rock Oak, Kwowl