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