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The Monkey Puzzle (Araucaria araucana) is the national tree of Chile. Many people are familiar with the Monkey Puzzle tree as they are seen throughout Europe in botanical gardens. This evergreen conifer grows naturally in temperate rainforests of south central Chile and adjacent (nearby) areas in Argentina. The tree grows to 6ft 6 inches (2 meters) in diameter (trunk width) and 62 feet (50 meters) tall, and may live over 1,000 years. Native Monkey Puzzle populations are found in the Andean Range, the Cordillera de Nahuelbuta Coastal Range of Chile, and on the eastern slopes of the Argentinean Andes. They grow in mixed forests with deciduous or evergreen species (depending on the location), or in a stand on their own. Between November and December, female flowers start growing as spherical green cones, and each cone releases between 120-200 seeds.