Legal Number: LEGL/93-144
Conservation Priority: Med/High
Plantation within Australian Newsprint Mill (ANM) Ltd area of supply.
Plantation within Carter Holt Harvey (now owned by International Paper) area of supply.
Plantation within Dominance Industries (Alpine MDF Industries) area of supply.
Plantation within D & R Henderson/Monsbent area of supply.
July 2007: This wonderful view as seen from the main highway connecting Myrtleford and Bright
This plantation was very likely to be aerially sprayed with 2,4,5-T between 1968 and 1977. The Dioxin TCDD may still exist in soil in this plantation. For more historical data on 2,4,5-T click here. For more information concerning the continuing health crisis concerning 2,4,5-T please forward to here.
Herbicides Used by Hancock in Pine Plantations - North East Region Victoria
Proclaimed Water Catchment Area: This plantation area is located in the Ovens River (Wangaratta) Water Supply Catchment.
LEGL93-144: Plantation is located in close proximity to the township of Myrtleford (in photo). Due to the close proximity to the township it is imperative that sprays be minimised after the plantation is clearfelled. Logging these plantations will also cause something of an eyesore.
MURRAY RIVER SUPPLIES WATER TO YARRAWONGA, COBRAM, BARMAH, ECHUCA ,
KERANG, PIANGIL, SWAN HILL, ROBINVALE, MILDURA
ôSpecial Investigation: North-Eastern Victoria - Ovens Softwood Plantation Zone. Land Conservation Council 1981.
p11 Central Region To the north and east of the Eastern Boundary Fault lies an extensive area of mountainous terrain composed of Ordovician sandstones and mudstones that are less resistant to erosion than the rocks of the south-western region. The drainage pattern is dendritic and the streams are seperated by sharp ridges and spurs. The mountains to the south of Mount Buffalo are typical of this region, which extends east to Mount Beauty and north to Myrtleford.
In the north-west around Moyhu and Bobinalwarral the ridges of Ordovician sediments become buried beneath the alluvial deposits of the riverine plain. Within the region, exposures of granitic rocks have intruded into the surrounding Ordovician sediments. Intense heat associated with the intrusions has altered (or metamorphosed) the adjacent sedimentary rocks. The granite outcrops at Mount Buffalo and Mount Emu are extremely resistant, while the surrounding sedimentary rocks which are less resistant have been deeply dissected.
In contrast, the granite in the Pinnacles area to the
east of Myrtleford is more susceptible to weathering and erosion and
as a consequence the terrain in this area is more subdued. A ridge of
metamorphic rocks borders Happy Valley to the east of Myrtleford. Friable
reddish and brownish gradational soils occur on the Ordovician sediments
of this region, while the granitic rocks of Buffalo Plateau and Mount
Emu exhibit a variety of soil types. Stony loams are characteristic
of rocky outcrops while poorly drained sites contain organic loams and
peats. Sandy loams and friable gradational soils are found on the lower
slopes of these intrusions. The less resistant granitic rocks at the
Pinnacles and Abbeyard carry a variety of gradational soils on the upper
slopes and a range of duplex soils at lower elevations. The gradational
soils are suitable for softwoods, but the poorly drained duplex soils