Open Eucalypt Forest
Open Eucalypt forest is terrestrial and can often be located on the landward side adjacent to stands of Melaleuca and Casuarina. This forest is dominated by Eucalypts including Forest Red Gum (Eucalypt tereticornis), Moreton Bay Ash (Corymbia tessellaris), Pink Bloodwood (Corymbia intermedia) and the Grey Ironbark (Eucalyptus siderophloia). Due to development pressures most of the Eucalypt forest associated with Hays Inlet and Moreton Bay exists in remnant patches. The forest provides significant habitat for fauna including the Koala, Gliders and the Eastern Grey Kangaroo as well as many reptiles, amphibians, birds and invertebrates. Many older Eucalypts have hollows which provide shelter for many species of birds, bats, possums and gliders. The forest also acts as an important buffer to the adjacent wetlands by filtering water runoff, reducing the impact of invasive weeds, minimising disturbance to wildlife as well as providing fauna with a safe corridor for wildlife movement.

 

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