Araucaria from others: Jeff Jones

As well as being for my own enjoyment, this blog is about discovering and displaying monkey puzzle trees wherever they are found. And here is the first of what from another monkey puzzle fan.

Jeff Jones, who is from Liverpool and now lives in Herefordshire, and he found this monkey puzzle tree at Queenswood Arboretum, which is near Leominster. He kindly send me a photograph of the tree.

Monkey puzzle tree at Queenswood arboretum, January 2014.

Monkey puzzle tree at Queenswood arboretum, January 2014.

Jeff also sent me a photo of the tree label, which dates the tree at just over 40 years old. And it that it originated in Westonbirt – the national arboretum which is in Gloucestershire, and one of my favourite places in the country, a must for any tree fan.

Queenswood monkey puzzle label.

Queenswood monkey puzzle label.

Jeff told me that he has always liked monkey puzzle trees, and recalled one in Otterspool Park here in Liverpool from when he was a boy, down by the part they called the otters pool, and there were peacocks there too. I will be looking for that tree to feature it here.

Jeff runs a number of websites, I contacted him about Allerton Cemetery in Liverpool, as there are a number of monkey puzzle trees there (yes, I will be writing about them soon). Jeff has a website that contains information about Allerton Cemetery to help people with their family history research. You can find that here (follow the link under ‘My web sites’). Thanks Jeff.

So, let’s have more discoveries from your part of the world!


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