TQ8010 : A mature Araucaria Araucana, Park Road

near to St Leonards, East Sussex, Great Britain

A mature Araucaria Araucana, Park Road
A mature Araucaria Araucana, Park Road
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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2012
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Sunday, 9 December, 2012   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 9 December, 2012
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Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Tree (from Tags)
Araucaria Araucana 
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Park Road 
Place (from Tags)
St Leonards on Sea 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8019 1028 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.8368N 0:33.5501E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8019 1025
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