|Grid reference||ST 18616 78742|
|Common name||Monkey puzzle tree|
|Height||5M August 2015|
|Height||7M November 2018|
|Girth||41 cm @ 90cm August 2015|
|Girth||48 cm @ 90cm November 2018|
This tree is located neat the north east entrance.
General tree description
Araucaria araucana is a medium to large tree, with a pyramid shape, growing up to 30 metres. It has long, spidery branches and rigid dark green leaves, triangular, 3 to 4cm long, and with sharp edges and tips. This tree is normally dioecious, meaning it has male and female flowers (cones) on separate trees. Male (pollen) cones are cylindrical, up to 15cm long, while female (seed) cones are globular, 11 to 18cm long. They mature over three years and disintegrate releasing nut-like seeds 3 to 4cm long.