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

Read These Next

Business planning - cash-flow management

Business planning - cash-flow management

Wider market volatility can have a big impact on cash flow but there are ways to avoid problems, Neville Stein explains.

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Battery chainsaws offer many advantages while innovative technology shelps the latest petrol models meet emissions standards, writes Sally Drury.

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

How do the latest battery models shape up against new petrol chainsaws when tested at Bridgwater College? Sally Drury reports.

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

Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

Jeremy Barrell On...

Jeremy Barrell

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

Products & Kit Resources