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Tree Squares: Not extinct after all

The Wollemi Pine was thought to be extinct until 1994, when specimens were identified in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. A program to conserve and propagate these trees, in the wild and in gardens, aims to preserve the species. This one is in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.

It’s not the most attractive tree I’ve ever seen, but the scientists seem very excited.

A plaque commemorates the tree’s planting.

Wondering about the statue at the tree’s base?

July Squares are all about Trees