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    Our Wonderful Wollemi Pine - 2014

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    Post by Joy on Sat 06 Dec 2014, 3:57 pm

    Wollemi Pine.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 06 Dec 2014, 3:58 pm

    Wollemi Pine.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 06 Dec 2014, 3:59 pm

    Wollemi Pine.
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    Post by Dawn on Sat 06 Dec 2014, 6:47 pm

    wow !!  yes what a great enormous spurt of growth Joy ! love the colour of new growth too :)  :cool4:
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    Post by Joy on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 10:01 am

    Yes, Dawn, it must look stunning to see this in the wild. Not possible, of course, but it would give their location away if seen from the air. 

    You can see just how much bigger this new growth is compared to some of the older growth. This is so heartening, especially as I was really worried about our precious Wollemi Pine surviving.  :O
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 6:20 pm

    yes very precious Joy ! I can see why you must be so excited xx :cheers:
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    Post by Joy on Mon 08 Dec 2014, 8:14 am

    We sure are, Dawn. So pleased, also, that the 'dieback' isn't getting worse. This has become a big problem for the very precious few Wollemi Pines left in the wild. Apparently some idiot illegally hiked/climbed to the site of one of the stands of Wollemi pines & tracked the fungus into the site on their undisinfected boots. This is precisely why their location was being kept secret but you know how thoughtless some people can be. All they care about is the bragging rights of being able to say "I found where the Wollemis are & have seen them".   And now they could have, potentially, killed them, all for an ego trip.  :mad2: :cranky:
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    Post by Dawn on Mon 08 Dec 2014, 6:59 pm

    That was very naughty for that person to do that.

     I was wondering Joy with your one,  whether,  it is perhaps because it is in a pot that it is giving off die back. I had a tree in a pot once and two things happened, first I let it go dry for too long and when I watered it it did not improve and the nursery said to check that the roots had not filled the pot to the point that there was no longer any soil in the pot, they were right the roots were exposed too much due to lack of soil in the pot. I know nothing about your Wollemi pine so just a suggestion as to why you may suddenly get die back ? Anyhow it seems to be doing okay now  :cheers:
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    Post by Joy on Mon 08 Dec 2014, 9:13 pm

    The apparent die back has been there for at least four years, Dawn & it did have a big crop of toadstools a couple of years ago. It has been repotted since the branches started browning off. 

    Luckily, Wollemi pines are drought-proof. Saw recently, in info about Wollemi pines, that their root structure is such that they don't need really big pots for their size & that they will happily sit in a pot that might seem too small, (although I would like to repot it :lol3: ). They also drop branches so this may also be what is happening. In the wild they grow amongst rocks, etc on the sides of canyons so don't need plenty of soil for their roots. Thankfully.   :good:
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    Post by Dawn on Mon 08 Dec 2014, 9:27 pm

    thats good Joy ! sounds like it is quite an un-fussy plant . Lets hope the ones planted in the wild are protected enough to multiply a lot more !
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    Post by Joy on Tue 09 Dec 2014, 8:06 am

    Yes, Dawn. It is such an ancient tree, which was thought to be extinct for 2 million years, it would be a shame if introduced die-back caused problems to the wild trees. The 100 remaining wild trees are monitored by NPWS & research is underway to test various fungicides on plant stock in laboratories & nurseries. The sold potted Wollemi pines were cultured using both tissue culture from leaves taken from the trees in the wild & from a few seeds picked up at the site. 

    Our Wollemi Pine is precious indeed.  :love:
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    Post by Joy on Tue 16 Dec 2014, 2:40 pm

    The topknot of the Wollemi pine is growing more & more branches.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 16 Dec 2014, 2:41 pm

    The explosion of new growth at the bottom of the trunk of the Wollemi pine.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 16 Dec 2014, 2:42 pm

    The bundle of new growth off the side of the lower trunk seems to be developing into a new trunk.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 16 Dec 2014, 2:44 pm

    The Wollemi Pine's new growth is so long & wide.
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    Post by Joy on Tue 16 Dec 2014, 2:47 pm

    This double new growth is coming from both the end of the branch & out from the side.
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    Post by granny on Sat 20 Dec 2014, 6:58 pm

    :smile:  All the new growth is amazing! Thanks to your green thumb.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 21 Dec 2014, 11:24 am

    It is Granny.  :yes: We are thrilled to see all this wonderful new growth on our Wollemi Pine as this seems to, hopefully, prove it isn't sickening. ALSO!!! There is MORE new growth appearing.  :bravo: :excited: :dance010: :bear:
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    Post by Joy on Sun 21 Dec 2014, 11:24 am

    There is now some more new growth appearing on the Wollemi Pine. This is fantastic.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 21 Dec 2014, 11:26 am

    The Wollemi Pine's top knot continues to grow. The two small branches beneath it appear to be getting ready to sprout new growth The swelling whitish tips are usually the first signs of this.

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