The loneliest tree in the world (part2)

The spruce appears to have been planted by Lord Ranfurly. Ranfurly was governor of New Zealand from 1897 to 1904. Ranfurly planted the tree while he was on a delegation to the island outside New Zealand. They traveled to the area around 1901-1907 to collect bird specimens for the British Museum. Although this plant survived in these strange conditions (due to its adaptation to the cold and humid nature of the area), it never reproduced. After all these years, the height of the tree barely reaches ten meters (according to a measurement made in 2011). Other specimens of this tree are at least 60 meters high in their native area. The spruce tree of this island, despite being a hundred years old, has never borne fruit (cone), because this plant has always remained young!

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The sudden growth of this plant was partly due to the oceanic climate and partly because the trunk of this plant was regularly cut off by the staff of the meteorological station of that area until 1958. There is no natural forest on Campbell Island, and station staff used the upper spruce trunk for the Christmas tree. However, how did this tree really survive? To answer this question, we need to know a little about a concept called the New Age of Geology.

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