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Monkey Puzzle Tree

Monkey Puzzle Tree

Monkey Puzzle Tree

This fine specimen of a monkey Puzzle Tree (araucaria araucana) is found at the Mount Albert Lodge, Carrington Road, near the railway station. The website of the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens says that it got its name “after the owner of a specimen in 19th century Britain suggested that its unusual branches would puzzle even a monkey to climb.”

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  1. Jim


  2. artmusedog and carol

    Amazing tree ~ love the name and great shot with excellent composition and sky! ~ thanks, carol xo

  3. Sylvia Kirkwood

    A delightful tree and what incredible BLUE skies, Paul!! Look forward to seeing more of your shots!! Welcome to the fun of SWF!! Enjoy your weekend and thank you for commenting on my blog — always appreciated!!

  4. Bill

    I do love seeing those trees they look so spiky

  5. Laura Hegfield

    what a fascinating tree!

  6. Kalyan

    simply beautifully captured shot….lovely!

  7. EG CameraGirl

    I think this would be puzzle for even a monkey!

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