TQ5840 : Monkey Puzzle tree, St John's Recreation Ground

taken 11 years ago, near to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Great Britain

Monkey Puzzle tree, St John's  Recreation Ground
Monkey Puzzle tree, St John's Recreation Ground
St John's Recreation Ground
A small recreation ground off St John's Road.
Facilities include: extended play area, Multi ball-games area, Bowls green, 3 tennis courts, Meadow land, Toilets. St John's Recreation Ground opened in 1900.
Araucaria araucana Tree
Commonly known as a Monkey Puzzle tree, it is a slow growing evergreen tree growing up to 40 m tall with a 2 m trunk diameter. It is native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina. It is the hardiest species of the conifer genus Araucaria.
The tree usually has male and female cones on separate trees and is a wind pollinated. The seeds are usually dispersed by birds and squirrels. They are edible, similar to large pinenuts. However the tree does not yield seeds until it is around 30 to 40 years old. It is tolerant of temperatures down to -20C, and coastal salt spray.
It was originally found in Chile in the 1780s and is the national tree of Chile.
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TQ5840, 2470 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 31 January, 2010
Category
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 580 407 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:8.6257N 0:15.4497E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 580 406
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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