Australia bushfires: Firefighters save last stand of ‘dinosaur trees’

Hindustan Times | Jan 16, 2020 at 6:09 AM
  • Specialist firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday.
  • The firefighters set up an irrigation system to keep the so-called dinosaur trees moist and pumped water daily from the gorge as the blaze that had burned out of control for more than two month edged closer.
  • The fire that threatened it was brought under control this week after razing more than 510,000 hectares (1.26 million acres).