The aim of releasing the Wollemi Pine is to safeguard its long term survival by removing the threat of visits to the wild population.
The research and development aims to ensure the availability of viable quantities for sale in 2006. Read more about how to order a Wollemi Pine.
As seeds from the wild population are difficult and dangerous to collect,
and collection poses the threat of damage to the trees,
propagation is being carried out vegetatively from young plants grown from the original seeds and cuttings from the Wollemi Pines in the wild.
Research is also being conducted to test the viability of utilising micro propagation methods for commercial production.
Wollemi Australia has been exclusively licensed by the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney (RBGS) through NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to propagate and market the Wollemi Pine in Australia and internationally. This agreement ensures that royalties are returned to fund the conservation of the Wollemi Pine in the wild and other endangered species.
All Wollemi Pines grown and marketed by Wollemi Australia will be identified by their authentication certificates, labelling and packaging bearing the registered Wollemi Pine logo. The Wollemi Pine logo will be recognisable as the official branding of the product that returns royalties to conservation. There is currently a patent pending on the Wollemi Pine to protect against unauthorised commercial propagation.