Wollemi pine near the shop entrance

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Speaking of plants near the garden shop, here's the Wollemi pine that's right by the entrance.
     

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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Male cones visible in the photos, the tree has female cones at the top, above the branches with male cones. These are somewhat visible as small green balls at the ends of the branches in the first image of the whole tree.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Here's a photo of the female cones, nearer the top of the tree, as Eric said.
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Immature female cones; they'll be ripe this time next year.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    If the "vicious" winter - worst in over 50 years - being predicted occurs there will be no tree next year.

    Unless an adequate shelter is built around it.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It looks like Ron is right.
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sad. But I see a hint of green on the undersides of the shoots, so it may not be completely dead. Any sign of sprouting low down on the main stem?
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, there was some regrowth near the base pointed out to me a couple weeks ago.
     

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