As the first trees are due to be despatched to the customers that have ordered the 3 litre trees during week commencing 11th September we thought that it would be a good time to set up a Wollemi Pine Web log. We are interested in anything you have to say about this fascinating tree and your experiences of the tree.
Let us know when you see the first apple green growth, the first polar cap, and any pest and disease problems that you may encounter. This is very much a learning curve for all of us. The very first tree planted out in the
I have visited the Wollemi Pine planted at Westonbirt twice this year already and I am always pleased to see the amount of people that stop and look at the tree. Having been working so closely with the tree now for nearly a year (I must admit initial I was under whelmed by its looks) it has really enchanted me with its character. It has such an ancient past that I am still finding it difficult to comprehend. When I visit the Arboretum I stand and try to imagine that I am in an ancient rain-forest with the thought that a Dinosaur could come lumbering through the bushes at any moment. I think the position of the tree on
I’m also really looking forward to the first true signs of the Cocoa Pop Bark but I think I have still go about 5 years to wait even for the tree outside the Orangery at Kew to show this unique feature. The first tree to produce cones in the UK will be a superstar amongst the Wollemi Pines already planted but again I think we probably have 5 -6 years to wait for this as well. I will make a pact with myself now to visit the first tree in the
If you have any comments on the trees you would like to share with us please feel free. Tell us where you have seen the trees whether it be in the
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