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Woodland Diversity

On your way up the hill you will have passed plantations of several species of banksia, Bunya pine (Araucaria bidwillii), Kauri pine (Agathis robusta) as well as Maple (Acer rubrum) and Queensland Box (Lophostemon confertus). All are fire resistant and strategically planted as part of the land management at DCC.

You are now entering a native Box grassy woodland which is the local Ecological Vegetation Class (EVC) for the region. Walking through here you will observe many eucalypt species ranging from Red Box (Eucalyptus polyanthemus) and Long Leaf Box (Eucalyptus goniocalyx) to Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis), Peppermint Gum (Eucalyptus radiata), Candlebark Gum (Eucalyptus rubida) and Silver Leaf Stringybark (Eucalyptus cephalocarpa). Something to consider as you walk through this area is why are the tree species distributed the way they are?

You can now follow a rough trail up the hill that will pass by the bee hives and then turn right along the track to the cross at the top of the hill. As you go, pause and enjoy the view of the school across the valley.