Monkey Puzzle Tree or Not?

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    I was told it was a monkey puzzle tree. But now I have seen pictures that do not look like it.
     
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    Not a Monkey puzzle.
     
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    zigs Naughty Cactus Moderator Moderator

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    Possibly a Giant Fir, Colorado White Fir or a Coast Redwood :eek:
     
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    Maybe it's a Cunninghamia lanceolata ...
     
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    I will get some bark photos when it quits raining.
     
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    This is a Monkey Puzzle tree

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    Agree with zigs. Fir tree!
     
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    Yes when I saw that I thought to myself, well, there goes another misconception! I really want to be rid of most misconceptions by the time I retire, but they keep popping up! Here is the bark....


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    Good fire wood if you don't like them. Also, the pine needles are good for blueberry, camellias. Reckon you can build a shed with the wood. I got rid of my ugly conifer. I didn't mind it's not pretty, but it was infested with ants every year. So in the end, I chopped it down and you know what, it sprang up on the other side of the wall and my neighbour said we shouldn't fell trees as they were good for the environment, so he has it now. I said hallelujah. The decomposed stump has nourished all my baby hellebores. I am very happy!
     
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    This one is pretty. In the heat, the tips of the fronds turn lighter in a variagated way. She looks a little peaked now because she is making seeds.
     
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    They would be good for the air and wildlife. But if you don't want to keep them, you might as well get rid of them. The trunk is quite substantial. The job of chainsaw man. It might cost and once they set seeds, they might be no end of "trouble"!
     
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    If that trees is trouble then I have more than double trouble.
     
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    :LOL::ROFLMAO:

    If you can handle chainsaw, no problem. I used chainsaw myself, but now my sangfroid has all but disappeared and I don't even know where the chainsaw has gone.

    Let me know when you fell them, I will fly over and stand there just to enjoy the aroma of felled conifer .. Love it!
     
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    More than Double trouble .. you’re in deep tripple trouble
     
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