Vegetation zones in the Lammermoor Native Gardens: section 6
Secondary dunes with beach swale
 
Secondary and tertiary dunes are the products of uninterrupted succession. These provide further protection and the establishment of those critical ecological conditions conducive to promoting the most stable of all stages the coastal climax forest dominated by advanced flowering plants such as eucalypts, coastal apple and tuckeroos.
The term beach swale is used to describe long, narrow troughs between ridges on a beach, they are formed during periods of shoreline advance when successive foredunes develop into a series of dunes paralell to the shore and protected from the wind and salt spray.

 
   
 
   
The swale at lammermoor, the photo was taken from the secondary dune looking south toward Lioness Park, plants have failed to establish themselves here as rapidly as they usually do, this is probably because a grass fire destroyed young plants and the prevailing wind has prevented fresh seed from settling there.
 
   
 
   
This is the northern end of the swale, the foredune and secondary dune are much closer here and this has allowed plants to colonise the swale more successfully.
 
   
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