The monkey-puzzle trees are now under a threat of extinction with 71% of the trees
in Chile burned during massive forest fires.
Currently, the Araucaria araucana’s are officially protected in Chile, Argentina,
The monkey-puzzle trees, Araucaria araucana, based upon fossil records have been
around for 60 million years. This unique and rare evergreen tree is the national
tree of Chile and is also known as the Chilean pine tree. The ornate and showy
architectural form attracts attention all year round. The monkey-puzzle trees reptilian
branches are very symmetrical with dark green leaves that are stiff with sharp needles
that cover the limbs like armor. Ninety percent of all the Araucaria araucana’s
were located in the Chilean Malleco National Reserve until the fire seasons of 2001
and 2002, and then everything changed.
I developed a passion and a love for the monkey-puzzle trees many years ago, after
reading about the Chilean fires and their mass destruction. Monkey Business 101 was
born to help continue the Araucaria araucana’s . We are an Oregon state licensed nursery
specializing in the growing of monkey-puzzle trees. The demand for the Araucaria araucana
has dictated growing more trees and shipping through out the continental United States.
To purchase a monkey-puzzle tree call us at (503) 392-4021 and one of our knowledgeable
staff will be happy to talk to you. Come visit us on the beautiful central Oregon coast
to see a wide assortment of unique and rare monkey-puzzle trees. No sales to dealers!