Australian firefighters save one of world’s rarest trees

Irish Times | Jan 16, 2020 at 10:25 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 on 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 months edged closer.
  • The Wollemi Pine had only been seen in its fossilised form and was thought long extinct before the stand was found in 1994.