SK9856 : Monkey Puzzle tree, Sleaford Road, Wellingore

taken 4 years ago, near to Wellingore, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Monkey Puzzle tree, Sleaford Road, Wellingore
Monkey Puzzle tree, Sleaford Road, Wellingore
Interesting that the cones are low on this Araucaria.
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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SK9856, 75 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
Contributed by
Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 22 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 23 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Tree (from Tags)
Monkey Puzzle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9856 5657 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.8345N 0:31.7710W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9855 5656
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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