Mystery Tree Identified!

At the Scotland trip slideshow at the recent Members New Year's Party, members and presenters alike were stumped at the identity of the tree on left. The picture was taken on our visit to the Royal Botanic Garden at Benmore.

Thank goodness for teachers! Sherrie Carr went home after the party and found a picture she had taken of the same tree at the RBG Edinburgh with its name tag showing (the picture on the right). As a result, we can say the tree is a Monkey Puzzle Tree, Araucaria araucana. It is a native of Chile and Argentina.

You can read an article about the Monkey Puzzle Tree on Wikipedia by clicking here.