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The Wollemi Pine
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The Wollemi Pine is one of the world's oldest and rarest trees. It was discovered just 10 years ago by a bushwalker in a national park only 200km from Sydney, Australia's biggest city.
A majestic conifer with attractive, unusual dark green foliage and bubbly bark, the Wollemi Pine can grow up to 40 metres high in the wild with a trunk diameter of over one metre.
The Pines can survive temperatures from 23-133°F (-5 to 45°C) and are expected to withstand even cooler temperatures. They are also responding well to low light indoor environments.
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The Huon pine is Australia's oldest living tree and is one of the oldest living organisms on earth.
Individuals have been known to reach an age of 3,000 years. Fossil records from a tree found
in a boggy area in the south west of Tasmania were dated at 3,462 years! (Carder A., 1995). Only
the bristle-cone pine of North America exceeds it in age.
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Strangler fig. Bird does dropping containg fig seed 20-30 feet up in a tree branch. Seed germinates & throws roots to ground. Tree then grows around the host tree & strangles it. Giant fig tree results with base of tree 20-30 feet above ground & a curtain of tree roots.
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Blast, all these interesting sounding trees and I cannot see them inside the firewall here. I guess just one more reason to read LJs when I get home!
 
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