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.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

Mowers, turf care, battery equipment, seeds, arboriculture kit and weed control will all see a wide range of new releases at Saltex, Sally Drury reports.

Get set for Saltex 2017

Get set for Saltex 2017

This year's Saltex show at the NEC in Birmingham offers something for everyone, says Sally Drury.

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Raised levels of investment in horticulture education and increased student take-up is welcome news for the industry, says Rachel Anderson.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

IOG Saltex

Get set for IoG Saltex 2017 with our comprehensive show guide and exhibitor info.

Jeremy Barrell On...

Jeremy Barrell

Tree consultant Jeremy Barrell reflects on the big issues in arboriculture.

Products & Kit Resources