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    Can anybody tell me, would a Monkey Puzzle Tree survive here, I live in Portskerra, Melvich ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptdodger View Post
    Can anybody tell me, would a Monkey Puzzle Tree survive here, I live in Portskerra, Melvich ?
    I dont have one myself but there is one ore two here about

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    We have a eucalyptus. Everyone is amazed it has survived so far north!

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    Thank you both, I just adore Monkey Puzzle trees, but where I live it's quite exposed because it the house is on a corner. Everybody else can put their bins out and leave them, I have to hang on to the recycling one for dear life if it's windy because it literally ends up half way down the road !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptdodger View Post
    Can anybody tell me, would a Monkey Puzzle Tree survive here, I live in Portskerra, Melvich ?
    Before leaving the central belt we researched the viability of moving our monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) with us. Although its root system is wide it is also very shallow so it is doubtful whether it would remain upright in the severe winds we have in the far north. We decided to leave our tree behind.
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    There's a few in Thurso and a lot in Golspie they are in sheltered places, have one ready for planting just looking for the right place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cullpacket View Post
    There's a few in Thurso and a lot in Golspie they are in sheltered places, have one ready for planting just looking for the right place.

    That will be lovely for you ! I saw them for sale in the Castletown Garden Centre, but we were on the verge of moving to a flat in Thurso that didn't have a garden, so never bought one.

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    There's a big one ii Forss Woods, RH side of Forss House Entrance but in the trees a bit.

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    I noticed one near Dunnet. It's quite exposed and at a glance when driving by it appears to be doing fine. Maybe a 2m tall at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog-eared View Post
    There's a big one ii Forss Woods, RH side of Forss House Entrance but in the trees a bit.

    I will have to have a look on the way past, thank you !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gronnuck View Post
    Before leaving the central belt we researched the viability of moving our monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) with us. Although its root system is wide it is also very shallow so it is doubtful whether it would remain upright in the severe winds we have in the far north. We decided to leave our tree behind.

    Thank you for that, I really do not have anywhere sheltered, that I could plant a tree anyway.

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