Saving the nightcap oak

The prehistoric nightcap oak has been saved from bushfires in north-east NSW.

Nightcap oak (Eidothea hardeniana)

A team of firefighters and specialists rapidly responded to the threat, rescuing the rare nightcap oak and other endangered species from approaching fires. While firefighters prevented the approach of the fire, experts from Saving our Species took emergency cuttings from the trees.

The nightcap oak is just as old and rare as the well-known Wollemi pine, with evidence of its existence dating back over 100 million years.

The trees' location is kept confidential while conservation actions are rolled out by Saving our Species.

Find out more about Saving our Species.