Rare tree planted at Westonbirt Arboretum

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Rare tree planted at Westonbirt Arboretum

One of the world's rarest and most ancient trees has been planted at the Westonbirt Arboretum as part of a worldwide conservation project according to The Telegraph.

The pre-historic Wollemi pine, which can live for over 200 years, was rediscovered 12 years ago in Australia after it was previously thought that the species was extinct.

The pine dates back more than 200 million years and can reach a height of more than 40 metres.

David Noble, who re-discovered the tree in 1994, planted the pine at Westonbirt Arboretum this weekend.

Westonbirt Arboretum

Posted : 23/04/2006 23:54:21

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