SJ6911 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Oakengates

taken 11 years ago, near to Telford, Telford And Wrekin, Great Britain

Monkey Puzzle Tree, Oakengates
Monkey Puzzle Tree, Oakengates
This fine "Monkey Puzzle" tree is in the midst of the main car park in Oakengates.
No doubt, it was planted as an small ornamental tree in someone's back garden. When the area was redeveloped the houses were demolished but, thankfully, the tree was retained.

(The origin of the popular English name Monkey-puzzle derives from its early cultivation in Britain in about 1850, when the species was still very rare in gardens and not widely known. The proud owner of a young specimen at Pencarrow garden near Bodmin in Cornwall was showing it to a group of friends, and one made the remark "It would puzzle a monkey to climb that"; as the species had no existing popular name, first 'monkey-puzzler', then 'monkey-puzzle' stuck. Wikipedia.)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 18 December, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 695 110 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.7814N 2:27.1023W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 695 110
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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