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a tale of two araucarias....

Message from George in Bandon Oregon

...and further fun facts: both a. columnairs (from new Caledonia---"the isle of pines" where there actually are no pines but lots of araucarias) and a. heterophylla (from Norfolk island almost 900 mi. away from mainland Australia) look rather similar as youngish plants but eventually columnaris will assume the rather tight "columnar" crown shape branching that gives it it's specific name while heterophylla will tend to retain it's more open form. in either case they both can become very tall large trees and sadly the ones in Stan's pretty pictures will probably have to be removed at some point as they get (way) too big for their spots.


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