Jurassic tree may net millions
12/07/2005 10:52 - (SA)
A national parks official came across less than 100 Wollemi Pines, long believed to be extinct, in 1994 at the Wollemi National Park in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales state.
The Wollemi Pine is believed to date back 200 million years, and the oldest known fossils of the species are 90 million years old.
An Australian company has been given permission to reproduce the tree for commercial sale with a limited batch of about 300 trees scheduled for auction in October. Source Jurassic tree may net millions : Sci-Tech: News: News24