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    This ancient tree from the Jurassic is truly a living fossil. Discovered in Australia in 1994, their exact location a secret known to a few. Its protected by the government but from what I hear it may be making a gigantic comeback and may soon be found worldwide, thanks to humans. I don't think there is any doubt that the tree will become a favorite for gardens once science is finished with it. Seeds and clippings will be available at some time to the general public.

    Are there forum members from Australia that could update us on this remarkable discovery? Are they available at your local greenhouse or garden shop?


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    They are not yet generally available, but if I recall correctly some of the first seedlings were recently auctioned off. So it probably wont be too much longer before they're available to everyone.


    I started with nothing and I still have most of it left...
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    www.wollemipine.com

    Australian residents can now place an advance order for a Wollemi Pine. All advance orders will immediately receive an authentication/gift certificate and care booklet - the plant will then be delivered by 1 April 2006 in time with the national release.
    Residents of the USA, UK, Europe, Japan, Korea or New Zealand: we will be announcing availability of the Wollemi Pine in your countries in the coming months.
    Anyone have any idea what is going on with this bark?
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    you're right. There is a movement now ongoing to repopulate the Wollemi pine. Hopefully it's as non toxic as most others, and the attempt will be successful. Compared to the number of species humans are destroying yearly, tho, it's like a BB rolling around inside the Grand Canyon.
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    I just got an update on the availability for the Wollemi Pine.

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    Kernock Park Plants (part of the Proven Winners Europe group) based in Cornwall will be coordinating the distribution of the Wollemi Pine in the UK. The Pines are expected to be available from April/May 2006 and will return royalties to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. UK residents can place orders now.
    Web: http://www.wollemipine.co.uk
    Contact: Mark Taylor at business@kernock.co.uk

    US/Canada
    We are conducting hardiness and export trials with a planned release for late 2006. Stay tuned to this newsletter for more updates.
    It looks like it will be released for retail in Australia April 1st.

    I was hoping to have one by now, but I'm still waiting.



    It was awarded one of Australia's most beautiful exports in 2005 (along with Nicole Kidman and the Great Barrier Reef), even though I think they haven't exported it yet.
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