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Wet Eucalypt Forest

Wet Eucalypt Forests can be distinguished by their overstorey of tall eucalypts, usually swamp gum (Eucalyptus regnans), stringybark (Eucalyptus obliqua) and white-top stringy bark (Eucalyptus delegatensis), and a dense understorey of small trees, broad-leaved shrubs and ferns. In most cases, only one or two age classes of eucalypts are present within the forest. This even aged nature of the wet forest is a reflection of infrequent but very intense fires. It is possible to trace the fire history of a wet forest by noting the age classes of the trees present.


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