A conversation about a Spanish tree: The Spanish Fir is one of many rare Firs. It's not commonly seen anywhere near the east. Except in one spot in Spain. Their endangered and numbers are a little on the low side. Their seeds have low germination expectancy and not to mention they are being axed! The rarest of all the Fir trees is the Santa Lucia Fir aka the Bristlecone Fir. It is found only in one tiny spot off the edge of California! It's so rare that even if you find one it may be last you ever see because of de-forest. They are highly protected and elusive. The Greek Fir is another rare one but not as rare as the Santa Lucia Fir.
how does it go with cuttings? If so rare, every existing 'unit' should be preserved and multyplied in order to gather all of genetic material that is left!?
Cuttings have been very effective when it comes to saving endangered species of plants. You don't have to worry about seeds which can be difficult to germinate. Some trees on the other hand do not respond well to cuttings. It's just there nature. But most should however depending on when you take them. The Santa Lucia Fir is the rarest of all Fir Trees. But efforts have been made to replenish there numbers. Example, cuttings and seed collecting. But it still remains endangered because of US actually! Tearing down the forests is not a very smart idea but to some it is! The only thing we can do for now is to ensure the safety of threated species. Buying the an endangered tree and prognatgating it I guess can help. But there are still more to be saved. Check out my group. We are collectors and preserving species is one of are hobbies! With Pleasure, The Collector.
Thanks for invitation, I'll have a look. May I ask you to contribute with your knowledge at 'Afforestation'?