Kicking off their self-guided Prehistoric Plant Tour, the UBC Botanical Garden planted an incredibly rare, Jurassic era tree last week, and to celebrate we’re giving away two complimentary passes to the Canopy Walkway, worth $20 each.
If you can tell us (firstname.lastname@example.org) what kind of pine tree this is you’ll be entered in a draw to win both of the tickets. Here’s a bunch of hints:
One of the oldest and rarest plants in the world,fewer than 100 adult trees of this species are known to exist in the wild in their native Australia.
It belongs to a plant family over 200 million years old. Though long thought to be extinct, the prehistoric trees were discovered in 1994 by a hiker in a rainforest 200 kilometres from Sydney, Australia.
“Our tree is a first-generation cutting from the ‘King Billy’ tree, the largest [???] Pine in the wild that is estimated to be over 1,000 years old,” says Douglas Justice, associate director and curator of collections for the Botanical Garden.
The file name of the JPG above tells you what the name of the tree is!