Australia’s dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue

Dawn | Jan 16, 2020 at 7:40 AM
  • AUSTRALIA’S Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country’s worst bushfires in generations to live another day.
  • As the fire approached, firefighters were winched in by helicopter to activate the irrigation systems while other aircraft dropped water along the flames’ edge to minimise their impact.
  • Bushfires are common during Australia’s summer but this fire season started unusually early.