This week’s article from Steve Thomas, FACTT, on araucariaceae takes us back in time. If we were to step out of the Tardis we would find large trees quite similar to some of those mentioned here.
There are quite a few forests of araucaria growing in the Arboretum, including Parana Pine, Monkey Puzzle trees, Kauri pines, Bunya pines ...
I've often wondered how the Monkey Puzzle Tree came to be so named. Read about it here