Monday March 30, 2020

Jurassic trees under the hammer

One of the oddest lots ever to go under the hammer at Sotheby's are the first generation trees grown from cuttings taken from a grove of Jurassic pine trees, discovered in the Blue Mountains of Sydney 11 years ago.

8th October, 2005

One of the oddest lots ever to go under the hammer at Sotheby's are the first generation trees grown from cuttings taken from a grove of Jurassic pine trees, discovered in the Blue Mountains of Sydney 11 years ago. The 148 separate lots range from single trees to an avenue of 20 – they measure between three and five metres and estimates start at about €1,250.

Emerald green in colour, they resemble Christmas trees that have been given...

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