SK8055 : Monkey Puzzle tree on Emmendingen Avenue, Newark

taken 7 years ago, near to Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Monkey Puzzle tree on Emmendingen Avenue, Newark
Monkey Puzzle tree on Emmendingen Avenue, Newark
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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Julian P Guffogg   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 28 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Tree (from Tags)
Monkey Puzzle  Araucaria Araucana 
Place (from Tags)
Newark-on-Trent 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8084 5522 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.2850N 0:47.6654W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8086 5521
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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