Discussion in 'Gardening Other' started by Pacnorwest, May 20, 2023.
Ahhhh— the content was not available to view in my country.
Can you tell me about it with words?
I did find a short vid of blokes planting the Wollemi Pine. I guess that it is the one that you are talking about.
What grows on a prehistoric tree? Jurassic Bark
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A prehistoric tree, long thought to be extinct, is alive and well at the Oregon Zoo.
Referred to by the zoo as a “dinosaur tree,” the Wollemi Pine was only known through fossil records up until 1994 when one was discovered alive in New South Wales.
Originally native to Australia, several of the trees are now growing around the world in order to protect them from extinction.
“Wollemi pines are extremely rare, and conservationists are working around the world to save them,” said Seth Menser, who oversees the zoo’s horticulture program. “We’re honored to be part of the effort.”
Although the tree is a pine, the zoo said it is quite different from the local pines that engulf the Pacific Northwest.
“A Wollemi is different from the pines we’re used to in the Pacific Northwest,” Menser said. “It’s related to conifers of the southern hemisphere, including the monkey puzzle tree.”
The tree was planted in April in honor of Arbor Day and can be spotted growing at Elephant Lands near Forest Hall.
So glad to hear that the Wollemi is healthy and growing. I'm sure everyone at the Oregon Zoo will be keeping a close eye on it to make sure it continues to thrive.
Thanks Clay. It is an interesting project.
The earth still has some hidden surprises!
I tried to grow a Monkey Puzzle tree. They do grow here but mine did not. My fossil trees are a Dawn Redwood and several Ginkgos.
Very interesting and exciting to see what is going on in the horticultural world. Would never have guessed the tree to pines. Now I want to make a visit to the zoo.
Jewell that is exactly what I thought . How and ancient tree showing how pine trees evolved…
Daniel.. so nice to have a few fossil trees in your garden.
This is an interesting article about this tree and it includes a short video for a closer look.
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