FLORA

Blue Mountain View is floristically diverse and structurally complex. The mostly forested property is dominated by three vegetation communities: Eucalyptus obliqua ('Stringybark'), Eucalyptus tenuiramis ('Silver Peppermint') and Eucalyptus globulus ('Blue Gum'). Some of these trees are old growth giants of some 50 metres height. A sparse midstorey comprising a range of understorey trees and tall shrubs such as Exocarpos cupressiformis, Monotoca glauca and Bursaria spinosa is present in much of the property. A relatively open ground layer of decaying timber, and dense organic litter provides habitat for a diversity of bryophytes, lichens and fungi. Another vegetation community along the winter creek that runs through the property is Dicksonia antarctica (commonly known as 'Man Ferns').

The property is also home to the Shade pellitory (Parietaria debilis), a species listed under environmental law as rare in Tasmania. Significantly and unusually, the property is also free of any weeds. The diverse and mixed aged forests provide high quality nesting and foraging habitat for a number of important species, including the swift parrot and the masked owl.

Further images of these tree species and other vegetation features of the property are displayed below, as well as a map of the distribution of the main vegetation communities on Blue Mountain View.