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Ancient Trees

Pine cone bearing trees are amongst the most ancient species of trees that still exist to-day. One of the species is the Araucaria which – is from the same family of trees that we call “the monkey puzzle tree”, perhaps because they are so hard for monkeys to climb on account of their spiky leaves and bark! They existed millions of years ago in the Jurassic age approx.160-165 million years ago. Their fruits today supply us with all sorts of helpful things and some are used in medicines and oils.