|Corymbia clarksoniana (Clarkson’s bloodwood) and/or Eucalyptus drepanophylla (ironbark) open forest to woodland. Metamorphics.|
|Biodiversity status||Of Concern|
|Estimated regional extent||Less than 30% of the pre-clearing area remaining|
|Sheoak Ridge||Estimated 30% cover of property|
|Location||Northern ridge and hill sides. Southern hill sides.|
Open woodland of type 7.11.51 covers approximately 30% of Sheoak Ridge. It is the type of environment that is most typical of the generic “Australian Bush”. The dominant tree is Clarkson’s bloodwood (E. claksoniana) with two additional ironbark Eucalyptus species. Other trees such as casuarinas, melaleucas, and acasias are also present in large numbers in certain areas.
Along the northern ridge within this ecosystem grass trees, (Xanthorrhoea johnsonii) grow amongst low outcrops of metamorphic rock.
Source: Queensland Government, DEHP, Fire Management Guidelines, Feb 2013
SEASON: Cool, dry season (June-Sep). INTENSITY: Low to moderate.
INTERVAL: 2-5 years. STRATEGY: Mosaic burn < 30%. Begin burning early in the fire season, with progressive patch fires burnt through the year. Stop burning when the network of fires and other breaks is sufficient to impede fire spread later in the year. Storm-burning may be used to add further diversity to the fire mosaic.
ISSUES: Ignition is most likely during hot, dry season (Oct – Jan). These fires are typically high intensity fires that can be difficult to control. Maintaining a fire mosaic will ensure protection of animal habitats and mitigate against wildfires. Fire management approach may be different in areas west of Kuranda to Mt Molloy.