"Wollemi pine has primitive plumbing"

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  1. danc

    danc Active Member 10 Years

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    Here is an interesting article about the water movement in Wollemi Pine.
     
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    bjo Active Member 10 Years

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    danc,

    thanks for that link - it is an interesting article!

    obrigado,

    Brian
     
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    Very Interesting. I'd love to see a study comparing other conical trees which don't branch as much even when planted in the open compared to shrubbier species.

    Having fewer branches which break off when smaller could be an advantage where snow load is a concern. Imagine Bradford Pears leafed out in late spring ice storms!

    Also, when grown in natural stands trees just don't leaf out like they do when planted without sun competition in our yards.

    I'm not debating the article's main theory btw. Just making for discussion. Obviously the Wollemi isn't kicking butt spreading itself around the world.
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks for the news story, much appreciated.
     
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    danc Active Member 10 Years

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    Great... I will start a thread about another interesting news story I found

    But talking about this apparent flaw in the Wollemi Pine, one could be disappointed, but all in all, it is a wonderful survivor no matter how few of them were left there in the wild.
     

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