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E. W. Heier Teaching & Research Greenhouse to host the Association of Education & Research Greenhouse Curators, July 2016

We are pleased to be co-hosts, along with Cornell University and the Boyce Thompson Institute, for the Annual General Conference of the AERGC, July 2016!



Common Name: Wollemi Pine

  • Family: Araucariaceae
  • Country of Origin: New South Wales, Australia
  • Discovered in 1994

The greenhouse received a donation of a 7 foot tall Wollemi Pine through donor and alum John Copoulos. The tree arrived April 12th, delivered by the curator of the greenhouses at the University of Connecticut. These trees were discovered in a remote part of New South Wales in 1994. They were previously known only in the fossil record. The government of Australia controlled the early release of Wollemi Pine and the National Geographic Society sold a limited quantity in 2006. Our newly acquired Wollemi comes from this source and was about 12 inches tall in 2006.


Last Updated: 6/16/16