Post a reply

Avatar for parath
Apr 20, 2020 8:04 PM CST
Valrico, Florida
Hello, what kind of tree is this? Is this a monkey puzzle tree, and if so, what kind? We live in Florida and have always been curious about this tree on our property as it has the most unique branches and towers over the other oak trees. The pictures aren't great (a lot of other trees in the picture), but you can get a better shot by the dried brown spiky leaves on the ground. Thank you!

Thumb of 2020-04-21/parath/8c5f94


Thumb of 2020-04-21/parath/52c537


Thumb of 2020-04-21/parath/209ead


Thumb of 2020-04-21/parath/a5db1e
Last edited by parath Apr 20, 2020 8:14 PM Icon for preview
Image
Apr 20, 2020 8:48 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Welcome!

From what I can see, its a Bunya Bunya tree - Araucaria bidwillii. We had one in our yard in California. The only thing taller than it were the redwood trees (the oaks were dwarfed). In the fall, it dropped cones that weighed about 15 pounds. My children always thought we should put caution tape around it. Smiling
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Avatar for parath
Apr 20, 2020 8:56 PM CST
Valrico, Florida
Thanks! We've never seen any large cones but that's crazy!
Image
Apr 20, 2020 9:41 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Sometimes the cones disintegrate on impact. Even if they land whole, they quickly fall apart.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
  • Started by: parath
  • Replies: 3, views: 184
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by dormantsrule and is called "Spring"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.