Also known as Easter Island or Isla de Pascua in Spanish, Rapa Nui is a speck of an island in the Pacific, 2,200 miles from the west coast of Chile. Some accounts say the tree species went extinct in the wild in 1960.

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However, before the toromiro disappeared from the island, two men grabbed seeds from the last remaining plant and brought them home.

Now the tree remains far afield, surviving in about a dozen locations around the world, mostly in botanical gardens in Chile, London, and southern France.