Araucaria araucana Tree :: Shared Description

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 -20°C, and coastal salt spray.
It was originally found in Chile in the 1780s and is the national tree of Chile.
by Julian P Guffogg
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TQ8922 : Monkey Puzzle Tree near Peasmarsh by Julian P Guffogg
TL6706 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Writtle College by Julian P Guffogg
TQ7443 : Monkey Puzzle tree on Plain Road by Julian P Guffogg
NG2448 : Monkey puzzle (Araucaria araucana) in the castle grounds by Tiger
SK8546 : Monkey Puzzle Tree by J.Hannan-Briggs
TQ8444 : Monkey Puzzle Tree by N Chadwick
SK8055 : Monkey Puzzle tree on Emmendingen Avenue, Newark by J.Hannan-Briggs
TF5559 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Gibraltar Road by J.Hannan-Briggs
TQ1145 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Abinger by N Chadwick
TA2069 : Monkey puzzle trees (Araucaria araucana), Sewerby Park by JThomas
SO7929 : Monkey Puzzle tree on A417 at Corse by Julian P Guffogg
TQ5740 : Monkey puzzle tree, St John's Recreation Ground by N Chadwick
TF1060 : Monkey Puzzle Tree on B1189 by J.Hannan-Briggs
TQ6412 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Victoria Road, Windmill Hill by Julian P Guffogg
TQ5740 : Monkey Puzzle, St John's Recreation Ground by N Chadwick
TR0142 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Church Road, Ashford by Julian P Guffogg
SK9856 : Monkey Puzzle tree, Sleaford Road, Wellingore by J.Hannan-Briggs
TF1392 : Monkey puzzle tree, Walesby by JThomas
TF3684 : Monkey Puzzle tree on A157 near Legbourne by J.Hannan-Briggs
TQ5740 : Monkey Puzzle Tree by N Chadwick
TQ6311 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Church Road, Herstmonceux by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK5837 : The Monkey Tree Pub & Restaurant by J.Hannan-Briggs
TF1147 : Hedgerow and monkey puzzle tree by JThomas
SK9973 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Lincoln Road by J.Hannan-Briggs
SK6460 : Monkey Puzzle Tree, Eakring Road, Bilsthorpe by J.Hannan-Briggs

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Created: Sun, 9 Dec 2012, Updated: Tue, 9 Feb 2016

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