This profile from View paddock is a good example of a Tenosol. The Australian Soils Classification system describes Tenosols as soils with weak pedologic organisation (weakly developed).
Features of these soils are:
- shallow and stony soils on steep slopes (note that this profile is 45cm deep while many of the others are 85 - 90 cm deep)
- poor water-holding capacity because of the shallow soil depth.
- low fertility.
Found on a steep slope, these shallow soils are best left under protective native vegetation.
- 0cm: A horizon. Dark brown loam. Slight gravel content, plant roots common, good drainage, hard surface soil, large piece of charcoal at 6cm, pH 5.5
- 13cm: B1 horizon. Brown sandy clay loam. Heavy gravel content, plant roots common, good drainage, pH 6.2
- 32cm: B2 horizon. Yellowish brown light medium clay. Heavy gravel content, massive structure, plant roots are few, fair drainage, pH 6.1
- 45cm: C horizon. Rock
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