TQ7408 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Chantry Avenue, Bexhill

taken 3 years ago, near to Bexhill, East Sussex, Great Britain

Monkey Puzzle Tree, Chantry Avenue, Bexhill
Monkey Puzzle Tree, Chantry Avenue, Bexhill
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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Date Taken
Friday, 3 October, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Tree (from Tags)
Monkey Puzzle 
Place (from Tags)
Bexhill 
Primary Subject of Photo
Tree 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7454 0855 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.0082N 0:28.6883E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7453 0854
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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