Botany Photo of the Day will have brief written entries on weekends, holidays and my vacations from April through September. – Daniel
Today’s image is a scan from the John Davidson lantern slide archives here at UBC Botanical Garden. This photograph was likely taken in the 1900s or 1910s before Davidson immigrated to Canada, as the locale of the image is Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen, Scotland (Aberdeen was Davidson’s home prior to Canada).
Monkey-puzzle trees are classified as vulnerable (VU B1+2c) by the IUCN Red List. Native to Chile and Argentina, logging (including illegal logging in national parks) is contributing to the decline of these intriguing trees in the wild.