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  1. shiney

    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

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    Best wishes in your new home from both of us. There's a lot of work to do but so much scope :dbgrtmb:

    Is that magnificent tree an Araucaria? The branches look a bit thinner than normal from a distance but a superb shape.
     
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    There is indeed an Araucaria. Lot of dead branches still attached and not sure how to deal with it. Seems to produce fruit as well.
     
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    Thats a great space with some interesting shaped areas. It looks like the garden was well looked after in the past. Is there a similar amount of work to do inside ?
     
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    This is what we were told by one of the curators at the Queenstown Botanical Gardens.

    If it produces largish round 'fruit' then it's a female tree.

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    The male trees produce long brown pendulous sexual organs. Male tree on left and female on right.
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Female trees produce cones over here but rarely get pollinated and the seed is not fertile.
      My local cemetery has a good one, sheds lots of seed but I've never managed to germinate one.

      Its very unusual to see one around here with live branches almost to the ground.:smile:
       
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