How can we help conserve the Wollemi Pine?
Horticultural experts believe that growing the Wollemi Pine in pots or in gardens and parks everywhere is one of the best forms of insurance against loss in the wild. ..
How old are they?
Some of the older adult Wollemi Pines such as “The Bill Tree” may be more than 1000 years old. Due to the Wollemi Pine’s habit of sprouting multiple trunks (called coppicing) the current trunk of “The Bill Tree” may only be up to 400 years old but the tree’s roots could have been around since the time of the Roman Empire. ..
Royalties from Wollemi Pine sales fund ongoing conservation research.
The pine will be used as a classroom resource for environmental education in areas such as climate change, biodiversity and threatened species.
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