Such is the expressed concern of National Tree Day founder John Dee. However, it is unclear whether the electrified plantation of 120 new seedlings will ensure the survival of the species from the ravages of changing climate.
Perhaps some comfort can be taken from the species’ 200-million-year evolutionary history, as interglacial warming periods have occurred throughout this lengthy period of survival.
In an ABC News article, a surprising report describes the location of the Wollemi Pines, which was found in 1994 in the Wollemi National Park, as secret and suggests that poaching and feral animals are threats from which the new seedlings will be protected through an electrified fence.
The public, however, should be able to visit this plantation, which was established to try and replicate the original colony as closely as possible.