Another replica of a living fossil from Tapir & Friends!
Our plastic monkey puzzle tree will add a bit of interesting faux foliage to your diorama or school project. The tree is very dark green, almost black. The branches at the bottom grow downwards, almost like a short skirt around the tree. We have plenty of animals to go with the landscape you create. Do you make model railroad layouts? Our plastic trees could lend some variety. We have seen more realistic trees for model railroaders, so our trees may be best used in layouts for younger engineers, as they are sturdy enough for play. All materials in this plastic monkey puzzle tree has passed the required testing, as these trees are sold as toys for kids 3 and older. The name "Monkey Puzzle" is stamped in small letters on the bottom of the tree's base. Therapists like to use our realistic models for sand trays. Check out our other tree, flower, and plant replicas, toys and gifts.
About Monkey Puzzle Trees
In the broadest definition from Wikipedia, "a tree is a plant with an elongated stem, or trunk, supporting leaves or branches". Under this definition, palms, bamboo, and tree ferns are included as "trees". Some definitions attempt to narrow this to what most of us consider trees by naming specific height or use for lumber. However, when it comes right down to it, a 100-foot tree is still basically a plant, like any other bush, flower, or crop plant.
Growing to 130 feet tall, the monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) is native to Chile and Argentina. An evergreen tree capable of living to extraordinary age, this tree is sometimes described as a "living fossil". the monkey puzzle tree can have a trunk up to 7 feet in diameter...that 14 feet across!
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