Wollemi PineTo Plants
The Wollemia or Wollemi Pine is one of the elder statesmen of the New South Wales rainforests belonging to the Araucariaceae family which has a 200 million year history. Easily identified by its distinctive and attractive whorls of dark green foliage, this majestic pine once grew prolifically in the rainforests of NSW. This tree is now considered an endangered species and can only be found growing wild in the canyons of Wollemi National Park north of Sydney, with conservation efforts focused on the domestic cultivation of the species. In 2007 the Dalai Lama adopted a Wollemi Pine which was planted in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens in a bid to both help conserve the species and help reduce carbon emissions.