The Forest Practices Authority

Key to soils in Triassic sandstone and sandstone-dolerite mixtures

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Vegetation

Profile Characteristics 

Soil name

Information source - see table below for abbreviations

Soils in sandstone

dry eucalypt forest

uniform soil with sandy texture, a bleached A2 layer >50 cm thick and an iron/humus pan

Sandbrook

F S Fact Sheet 3

dry eucalypt forest

uniform sandy soils with a bleached A2 horizon <50 cm thick and no iron/humus pan

Catgut

F S Fact Sheet 2

dry eucalypt forest

texture-contrast soil with sandy loam and loamy sand texture in upper layers overlying silty clay loam texture in firm subsoil

Court

F S Fact Sheet 12

 

dry eucalypt forest

texture-contrast soil with sandy loam and sand texture in upper layers overlying clay texture in subsoil; subsoil mottling

Buckland

F S Tas Soil 14.1

wet eucalypt forest

texture-contrast soil with loamy sand and sand texture in upper layers overlying clay texture in subsoil

Sandspit

F S Tas Soil 14.2

wet eucalypt forest

gradational and uniform soils with sandy loam and sandy clay loam texture

Not described

Soils in sandstone-dolerite mixtures

dry eucalypt forest

texture-contrast soil with sandy loam texture overlying sandy clay and clay loam texture in subsoil; subsoil mottling

Dismal

Soils Bulletin 1*

dry eucalypt forest

texture-contrast soil with sandy loam and sandy upper layers overlying clay texture (with dolerite stones and boulders) in subsoil; subsoil mottling

Thumbs

F S Fact Sheet 4

 

dry eucalypt forest

texture-contrast soil with loamy sands or sandy loams overlying light medium clays or silty clays

Machin

F S Fact Sheet 28

 

dry eucalypt forest near the coast

texture-contrast soil with sandy texture overlying iron pan, on sandy clay (dunesand over dolerite)

Taranna

F S Fact Sheet 27

 

(* 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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