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monkey puzzle

a South American coniferous tree, Araucaria araucana, having branches shaped like a candelabrum and stiff sharp leaves: family Araucariaceae
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Monkey puzzle trees are native to Chile and Argentina and are sometimes described as 'living fossils' because of the age of the species.
It made me think of the many times as a child that I sat on the wide window sill of my bedroom, watching the wind bending the conifers and the giant Monkey Puzzle tree which adorned our front garden.
The attention to detail is impressive and there are a number of character quirks, such as the monkey puzzle trees in the existing mature gardens being incorporated into the development's design.
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 The trombone; 2 The monkey puzzle tree; 3 The Duke of Wellington; 4
What they desperately want in Chile is Monkey Puzzle trees.
He pointed out some of the trees - the Asian magnolia, the Chilean monkey puzzle tree.
The dinosaurs will be seen munching among unique specimens include cypress-like conifer mangroves, giant bromeliads, descendants of the first true flowers, giant horsetail ferns, monkey puzzle trees and parasol trees -- an exotic looking member of the chocolate family.
Dear Diarmuid, I have this monkey puzzle tree in my garden.
They look nicely set off next to the crazy paving and the monkey puzzle tree.
Barbara Cathey, 40, a team leader from Lobley Hill, said: "My nineyear-old and three-year-old both love Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson.
They did Stick Man before but this is my dream come true because, although it is called Tiddler, it has four books including The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle and A Squash and a Squeeze, so they don't have to expand anything.