Ancient Pine Trees

Karl Murphy KarlMur at
Tue Dec 20 01:02:09 EST 1994

In <3d2a99$ibl at> lindgren at (Gary 
Lindgren) writes: 

>The discovery of an ancient strain of pine trees in Australia was 
>described in the New York Times of Dec. 15, 1994. The discovery was 
>compared to the discovery of a dawn redwood tree in China in 1944. This 
>discovery in 1944, was this the only one in the world? Palo Alto 
>Califoria has a dawn redwood, is this tree a relative to the one found 
>in China?
>Gary Lindgren
>Palo Alto CA

The ancient strain of pine trees are not pine trees but are in another 
family of Gymnosperms called Araucaria. As for the Dawn Redwoods in P.A. 
, yes they are directly related to the grove of Dawn redwoods found in 
1944. As are all the Dawn redwoods found anywhere else in the western 
Karl Murphy
ISA arborist WC-1740

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