Nunyara Wholesale Forestry Nursery owner Mike Jubow recently received his highly-anticipated diesel tree seeds from Brazil.
Mr Jubow had spent three years trying to buy the seeds, which grow into trees that can be tapped for fuel.
The 20kg shipment of seeds was finally released from Australian quarantine in early December.
Mr Jubow first heard about the diesel trees at a forestry convention several years ago and the idea of growing bio-fuel from an unlimited source sparked his interest.
After three years of persistence, he found a farmer in Brazil whose family had been growing the trees for 100 years who was willing to sell them.
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Dale Hodgins wrote:I've seen many things grown well outside of their Zone, that will produce some leaf. But that doesn't mean we're going to get a useful crop. People grow bananas and olives here on Vancouver Island. Or at least they say they do. What I've seen are banana and Olive plants that give a bunch of leaf but failed to produce any useful amount of fruit. A few, keep them in green houses and do manage to get a taste. But the input costs are far too high.
I wonder if some people are headed down the same road with this tree, in hope of getting the same production that occurs in its native range.