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‘Dinosaur trees’: firefighters save endangered Wollemi pines from NSW bushfires

‘Dinosaur trees’: firefighters save endangered Wollemi pines from NSW bushfires



A specially deployed team of remote air firefighters helped save the trees from the giant Gospers Mountain fireFirefighters have saved the only known natural stand of Wollemi pines, so-called “dinosaur trees” that fossil records show existed up to 200m years ago, from the bushfires that have devastated New South Wales.The state’s environment minister, Matt Kean, said a specially deployed team of remote air firefighters helped save the critically endangered trees from the giant Gospers Mountain fire. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/15/dinosaur-trees-firefighters-save-endangered-wollemi-pines-from-nsw-bushfires

Author : Adam Morton Environment editor

Publish date : 2020-01-15 08:55:16

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