Views of Native Vegetation

March Road is undulating and characterised by rural properties with stands of remnant vegetation that mostly occur along drainage lines and create enclosed pockets
March Road is undulating and characterised by rural properties with stands of remnant vegetation that mostly occur along drainage lines and create enclosed pockets

Location Native Vegetation – various locations, yet predominantly in the Eastern areas of the Local Government Area.

Statement of Significance

March vegetation
Large remnant Eucalypts have been retained within the road reserve near St Phillips Anglican Church at March and contribute to the quality of the church setting as well as providing a point of interest

Patches of remnant Box vegetation occur sporadically throughout the Local Government Area (LGA) and are mostly contained to road reserves and isolated hillsides. Views of these remnants contribute to the way in which Orange is interpreted and provide a visual key to the presettlement landscape. The dominant canopy species include:

  • Eucalyptus albens (White Box)
  • Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box)
  • Eucalyptus blakeyi (Blakelys Red Gum)
  • Eucalyptus pauciflora (Snow Gum) – on higher elevations around The Pinnacle and Mount Canobolas.

A number of significant stands of Box occur throughout the region and in particular within the Eastern catchment areas where the landform is steeper and drains to the catchment storage areas. Road reserves and the more elevated hills also contain remnants and few examples of these are shown adjacent.

March vegetation2
Where native vegetation occurs it is a dominant element within the landscape especially where it is adjoined by cleared rural lands. This photo is taken from Bulgas Road looking towards Suma Park Reservoir and the small knoll with native vegetation is an interesting landform in itself, however is typical of the landform in this part of Orange

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