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Re: Wollemi, Attenborough, and Branagh

Evidently there are plans to start selling seedlings in June 2005. It grows well as a potted plant or outdoors, growing about half a meter a year.


Click on "growing it" for more information or "register" to be placed on a mailing list:
"By joining the Wollemi Pine Conservation Club you will receive Wollemi Watch (our quarterly e-newsletter) and register your interest in buying a Wollemi Pine."

See also:  http://www.wollemipine.com/science.php


-----Original Message-----
From: David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>
To: DML <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Tue, 10 May 2005 20:57:46 +0200
Subject: Re: Wollemi, Attenborough, and Branagh

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/4531805.stm ;
http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/05/10/udinosaur.xml ;
Detail picture! More like palm leaves than like ordinary conifer needles. 
http://www.smh.com.au/news/Science/On-the-trail-of-lonesome-Wollemi-pine/2005/05/10/1115584960640.html?oneclick=true ;
"a complete reshuffle of the world's landscape" 
I love this phrase! Must remember it. :-) 
"and 17 ice ages." 
The number I heard last was 21. 
http://www.canada.com/news/world/story.html?id=c2c1f37a-b79c-443e-9d10-c08028e13531 ;
"A conifer related to the monkey puzzle tree, the Wollemi Pine has dense blue-green foliage and grows up to 40 metres. It has distinctive bubbly bark which some have compared to Coco Pops breakfast cereal." 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/science/story/0,12996,1480164,00.html ;
"The Wollemi pine -up to 40 metres high and in fact, a conifer, not a pine -" 
http://www.dehavilland.co.uk/webhost.asp?wci=default&wcp=NationalNewsStoryPage&ItemID=8468622&ServiceID=8&filterid=10&searchid=8 ;
"Although the tree is called a pine it is, in fact, a conifer, closely related to the monkey puzzle tree with two layers of leaves along its twisting branches."