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Forest Practices Authority

Flora Technical Notes

The flora technical note series provides advice and general information about flora management issues. The technical notes supplement the Forest Practices Code, the Regional Forest Agreement and other legislation and documents relating to Tasmanian native forest flora and communities.

Flora Technical Note 2:

Useful references on Tasmania's flora

This technical note describes many of the resources that provide information on Tasmanian flora. Some are identification aids while others provide more detailed information about community types or plant groups.

Flora Technical Note 3:

Collecting and preserving plant specimens

A collection of pressed and labelled plant specimens to aid plant identification and provide useful ecological information. Advice about collection, preservation methods and information to record is given in this technical note. Includes a sheet of herbarium labels.

Flora Technical Note 4:

Relict rainforest management

Patches of relic rainforest occur in the east, north-east and central north of the state which are of high conservation value. This technical note outlines their appropriate management with regard to forestry operations.

Flora Technical Note 5:

Treefern identification and management

There are five species of treefern in Tasmania, two of which are rare. Even the more common treefern species are important for the role they play in forest ecology. Ways to mitigate forestry impacts on treeferns are considered in this technical note. A key and diagrams to assist in their identification are also provided.

Flora Technical Note 6:

Sphagnum communities

Sphagnum communities are fragile and ecologically unique plant communities. These communities should be given special consideration during forestry operations. A key to the various community types associated with Sphagnum communities is provided, and appropriate management practices are discussed.

Flora Technical Note 8:


Phytophthora cinnamomi is a root fungus which can devastate drier forest and non-forest communities in lowland areas of Tasmania. This technical note lists susceptible species and communities, and gives hygiene measures to reduce risks of spreading Phytophthora. This technical note forms part of the flora evaluation process for preparation of forest practices plans.

Flora Technical Note 12:

Management of gene flow from plantation eucalypts

This technical note provides information on which native eucalypts are susceptible to hybridisation with Eucalyptus nitens and how to recognise hybrid seedlings. A method for assessing and managing hybridisation risk is also presented, including monitoring guidelines.

Flora Technical Note 13:

Threatened Flora Habitat Suitability Models

This technical note provides a brief overview of the Threatened Flora Habitat Suitability Models and explains how the models should be used to aid on-ground flora surveys during the development of Forest Practices Plans (FPPs).