King Billy pine - Athrotaxis selaginoides

King Billy pine reducedThe King Billy pine is actually a cypress, one of three species in the genus Athrotaxis, all of which are endemic to Tasmania and Australia.  The greatest threat it faces in the wild is forest fires; a third of its habitat has been decimated in the 20th century by fire. In previous years it has also been heavily logged. 

It is a rarely-seen tree and the specimens we have on site have been grown from seed collected by Dan Luscombe in 2004. In the wild it is classified as vulnerable.