Yellow Box- Blakely's Red Gum Grassy Woodlands
Yellow box-Blakely’s red gum grassy woodland is an ecological community dominated by mixtures of yellow box, Eucalyptus melliodora, (below left) and Blakely’s red gum, Eucalyptus blakelyi (below right).
In combination with white box (Eucalyptus albens), this community once occurred over an extensive area of south-eastern Australia, including the western slopes and tablelands of the Great Dividing Range, southern Queensland, western New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Victoria.
National Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Since European settlement, 92% of white box-yellow box-Blakely’s red gum grassy woodland has been cleared (over 5 million hectares) and consequently, it is recognised as a critically endangered ecological community.
Map adapted from http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/publicshowcommunity.pl?id=43