The Monkey Puzzle Tree, common name for Araucaria araucana, originated from Chile and is now a somewhat popular, yet reasonably rare, ornamental coniferous tree. It has very spiky leaves and so it is not recommended for climbing. See the Wikipedia article for additional information.
Monkey Puzzle Trees in Chico
Monkey Puzzle Trees can be found throughout Chico but you have to look hard. If you know of any Monkey Puzzle Trees, please add them to the list! However, please ask owners of private property before listing the trees here.
- in the front of Bidwell Mansion, just beyond the gazebo.