The Forest Practices Authority

Key to soils in dolerite, dolerite talus and dolerite alluvium

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 Vegetation

Profile Characteristics 

Soil name

Information source - see table below for abbreviations

Brown soils in dolerite

dry eucalypt forest at low altitude

Texture-contrast soil with loamy texture in upper layers overlying clayey texture in subsoil

Driscoll

F S Fact Sheet 1

wet eucalypt forest at high altitude

gradational soil with loam and clay loam texture in upper layers overlying heavy clay loam texture in subsoil

Arthur

Soils Bulletin 1
Soils Bulletin 2*

wet eucalypt forest at low and medium altitude

gradational soil with clay loam texture in upper layers overlying clay texture in subsoil

Kermandie

F S Tas Soil 15.4

sub-alpine forest scrub

uniform soil with loamy and sandy loam texture

Barrow

Soils Bulletin 1*

Red soils in dolerite

dry eucalypt forest at low altitude in north

gradational soil with clay loam texture in upper layers overlying clay texture in subsoil

Holloway

F S Tas Soil 15.2
Soils Bulletin 1*
Soils Bulletin 3

dry eucalypt forest at low altitude on east coast

gradational or uniform soil with clay or clay loam texture throughout

Bream

F S Fact Sheet 6

dry eucalypt forest at high altitude

gradational soil with clay loam texture in upper layers overlying clay texture in subsoil

Interlaken

F S Tas Soil 15.5

F S Fact Sheet 32

 

damp Eucalyptus delegatensis forest with Bedfordia and bracken at medium altitude

uniform soil with loamy and silty clay loam texture

Bluestone Skyline

F S Fact Sheet 13 Soils Bulletin 1*

wet eucalypt forest at low altitude

gradational soil with clay loam and clay texture 

Wielangta Excalibur

F S Fact Sheet 5 Soils Bulletin 1 Soils Bulletin 2*

Mottled soils in Quaternary alluvium derived from dolerite

swamp vegetation

gradational soil with loam and clay loam texture in upper layers overlying heavy clay texture in subsoil; poorly to very poorly drained

Dido

Soils Bulletin 1*
Soils Bulletin 3*

swamp vegetation

uniform soil with clay texture; dries to give ?cracking clays"; poorly drained

Canola

Soils Bulletin 1*

Mottled soils on undulating to hilly slopes

dry eucalypt forest

gradational soil with loam and clay loam texture in upper layers overlying heavy clay texture in subsoil; imperfectly drained 

Caroline

Soils Bulletin 3*

dry eucalypt forest

texture-contrast soil with clay loam, loam or sandy loam texture in upper layers overlying clay texture in subsoil; imperfectly to poorly drained

Eastfield

F S Tas Soil 15.1
Soils Bulletin 3

wet eucalypt forest

gradational soil with loam and clay loam texture in upper layers overlying heavy clay texture in subsoil; moderately well drained to imperfectly drained

Murdunna

F S Tas Soil 15.3

Soils in sandstone-dolerite mixtures   see:  Key to soils in Triassic sandstone and sandstone-dolerite mixtures

(* = no laboratory analyses)

Abbreviations used for publications:

F S Tas

Grant, J.; Laffan, M.; Hill, R.; Neilsen, W. 1995. Forest Soils of Tasmania. Forestry Tasmania, Hobart. 189 p.

Soils Bulletin 1

Laffan, M.; Grant, J.; Hill, R. 1995. Soils of Tasmanian State Forests 1. Pipers Sheet. Soils Bulletin 1. Forestry Tasmania, Hobart. 271 p.

Soils Bulletin 2

Grant, J.; Laffan, M.; Hill, R. 1995. Soils of Tasmanian State Forests 2. Forester Sheet. Soils Bulletin 2. Forestry Tasmania, Hobart. 245 p.

Soils Bulletin 3

Hill, R.; Laffan, M.D.; Grant, J. 1995. Soils of Tasmanian State Forests 3. Forth Sheet. Soils Bulletin 3. Forestry Tasmania, Hobart. 317 p.

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