A Wollemi Pine, was planted in the Pinetum in Autumn 2006.
The Wollemi Pine was discovered in the Wollemi National Park, about two hours drive from Sydney. It was a chance discovery by a bush walker, David Noble, who in September 1994 in a remote and isolated valley, found a clump of tall trees he did not recognise.
The Botanical name Wollemia nobilis, recognises the location, the discoverer and the stature of the tree. The structure of the leaves is fern like while the bark is bubbly.
Mature trees grow to 40m. It is a member of the Araucariaceae family, as are our Norfolk Pines, Hoop Pines and the Bunya Bunya.