Kernock Park Plants says the supply of 'Jurassic pine' tree could run out by 2015

Stocks of the Wollemi pine could run out in the northern hemisphere by 2015, Kernock Park Plants (KPP) business development manager Mark Taylor has said.

KPP holds rights to the "Jurassic pine" tree, which was discovered in Australia in 1994. It has sold all but 7,000 of its 45,000 stock but propagating more is an intellectual property issue.

David van Berkel of Australian firm Garden Express, who owns propagation intellectual property rights, "has not been forthcoming" in sharing them, said Taylor.

KPP is "tinkering" with vegetative propagation.

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