Northern grove for Jurassic tree ( Australia)

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A tree which had been thought to have died out two million years ago is being grown in the north west Highlands.

The grove at Inverewe Garden is claimed to be the most northerly planting of Wollemi Pine.

Owners the National Trust for Scotland said the tree, which dates from Jurassic times, could survive for up to 1,000 years.

They were cultivated from trees found to have survived in a single isolated grove in Australia.

The discovery of the pine in 1994 caused a scientific sensation, and prompted the Australian Government to protect the site where it was growing.

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