The right plants for your specific Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC)
WONYIP LANDCARE GROUP - THE BEST PLANTS FOR YOUR EVC
EVC's were established by DELWP (now DEECA) as a benchmark as to which areas plant species are indigenous to throughout Victoria. There are many factors determining EVC including soil type, site elevation and proximity to the coast. To select the EVC for your area read the descriptions below and find the one which matches your site the closest or go to the DELWP interactive website Naturekit. In areas where EVC's border each other, there can be a mixture of species from both EVC's. Where this occurs select the EVC which represents the dominant species for that area.
EVC 29 Damp Forest
Grows on a wide range of geologies on well-developed generally colluvial soils on a variety of aspects, from sea level to montane elevations. Dominated by a tall eucalypt tree layer to 30 m tall over a medium to tall dense shrub layer of broad- leaved species typical of wet forest mixed with elements from dry forest types. The ground layer includes herbs and grasses as well as a variety of moisture-dependent ferns.
EVC 30 Wet Forest
Grows on fertile, well-drained loamy soils on a range of geologies and elevation levels. It is largely restricted to protected sites in gullies and on southern aspects of hills and mountains where rainfall is high and cloud cover at ground level is frequent. Characterised by a tall eucalypt overstorey to 30 m tall with scattered understorey trees over a tall broad-leaved shrubby understorey and a moist, shaded, fern-rich ground layer that is usually dominated by tree-ferns.
EVC 31 Cool Temperate Rainforest
Closed non-eucalypt forest to 25m tall with occasional eucalypt emergents. Occurs in high rainfall areas protected from fire within Wet Forest, The understorey characterised by tree ferns and a rich epiphytic flora. The ground layer is dominated by a diversity of ground ferns.
Wonyip EVC 29 Damp Forest
Wonyip EVC 30 Wet Forest
Wonyip EVC 31 Cool Temperate Rainforest