February 25, 2007 by Lifepainter
Oh, this woman doesn’t like the infamous Monkey Puzzle Tree. I followed her comment from one blog to her own blog (not online any longer) and she has a post about what another writer calls the Dinosaur Tree.
Well, we have one, over 92 yrs old now and I can tell you that the writer was spot on in calling it a Dinosaur Tree. It is left over from that era it seems to me, since it is not exactly a friendly sort of tree. I’ve read the writer’s assessment before somewhere, and was amused then, but I see it is a copyright, so I won’t reprint it here. Leave it to the woman who blogged it at her blog to deal with copyright issue.
Ever wondered why even the most die-hard of all treehuggers won’t touch this tree, not even with a barge pole? Because it’s bloody lethal, that’s why! Look at those sharp and stiff leaves. They last for 10 to 15 years, the little blighters. That tells you something about how tough they are. Not forgetting those cones the female trees produce, which are 6 to 12 inches long and look a bit like coconuts. It’s really not wise to stand beneath a female tree when she’s shedding her cones!