Once thought to be extinct, the Wollemi Pine is one of the oldest and rarest trees in the world dating back 90 million years to the age of dinosaurs. This “living fossil” was discovered in Australia’s Wollemi National Park in 1994 where fewer than 100 adult trees remain. The Wollemi pine is classified as Critically Endangered (CR) and is legally protected in Australia.
Wollemi is an Aboriginal word meaning “look around you, keep your eyes open and watch out”. For getting this photograph I neither had to go to Australia nor all the way back to the Jurassic age. I simply went to 577 Foundation in Perrysburg, OH.