Monkey Puzzle Tree

Araucaria araucana
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


Fact: Because of the great age of this species, it is sometimes described as a living fossil.

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Araucaria araucana (commonly called the monkey puzzle tree, monkey tail tree, Chilean pine, orpehuén) is an evergreen tree growing to 40 m (130 ft) tall with a 2-m (7-ft) trunk diameter. The tree is native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina.[1] Araucaria araucana is the hardiest species in theconifer genus Araucaria. Because of the great […] read more

Scots Pine

Pinus sylvestris
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: In Britain it now occurs naturally only in Scotland, but historical and archaeological records indicate that it also one occured in Wales and England.

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Graphic by O. W. Thomé (1885)
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) is a species of pine that is native to Europe and Asia, ranging from western Europe to eastern Siberia, south to the Caucasus Mountains and Anatolia, and north to well inside the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia. In the north of its range, it occurs from sea level to 1,000 m, […] read more


Scale 9 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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These coniferous trees lived all over the globe during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

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Brachyphyllum is an extinct genus of plants belonging to Araucariaceae. They were found around the globe during the Carboniferous to the Cretaceous period.[1] (From Wikipedia, February 2015) read more

Whitebark Pine

Pinus albicaulis
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1
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Fact: Pinus albicaulis may grow more than 20 meters in height if in favorable conditions

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Whitebark Pine A stand of Whitebark Pines Conservation status Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)[1] Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Pinophyta Class: Pinopsida Order: Pinales Family: Pinaceae Genus: Pinus Subgenus: Strobus Species: P. albicaulis Binomial name Pinus albicaulis Engelm. Pinus albicaulis, known commonly as Whitebark Pine, Pitch Pine, Scrub Pine, and Creeping Pine occurs in the mountains of […] read more

Aleppo Pine

Pinus halepensis
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


• Pinus halepensis has a SPREAD of 2

Pinus halepensis is considered an invasive species in South Africa and Southern Australia.

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Pinus halepensis, commonly known as the Aleppo Pine, is a pine native to the Mediterranean region. Their range extends from Morocco and Spain north to southern France, Italy and Croatia, and east to Greece and northern Tunisia, and Libya, with an outlying population (from which it was first described) in Syria, Lebanon, southern Turkey, Jordan, […] read more

Western Red Cedar

Thuja plicata
Scale 9 Diat: photosynthetic , Hierachy 1


Thuja plicata has a SPREAD of 1 (requires a WIND card).

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Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata), is a species of Thuja, an evergreen coniferous tree in the cypress family Cupressaceae. In the American horticultural trade, it is also known as the Giant Arborvitae, Arborvitae being another name for its genus. Western Red Cedar is the Provincial tree of British Columbia, and has extensive applications for the […] read more