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Pine tip

Logan gardens checking out the progress of the saving the species. It was assumed to be extinct and only known from fossil records until discovered in 1994.
The largest wild Wollemi Pine in the Australian Wollemi park rainforest gorge is 40m tall with a main trunk of 1.2m wide.
The Wollemi Pine belongs to the 200 million year old Araucariaceae family
Oldest known fossil 90 million years
Wild population Less than 100 mature trees.
The growing tip of the tree protects itself over winter or ice age with a wax layer which melts in spring to allow new growth to flourish.

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