Monkey-puzzle trees are frequently planted in front gardens of houses in the UK and many other countries. This one is no exception but the background to the planting is a little more attractive than usually encountered. Photographs taken February 2010 in western Scotland, I was surprised to see this tree in the garden of the house we were renting for the week. (The shed small branches that can be gathered from underneath the tree make very good kindling for starting a fire, btw.) Iirc, the house was built at the tail-end of the 1800's I imagine the age of the Monkey-puzzle to be similar, ie over 100 years, but would appreciate any comments from experts who could better estimate the age based on the pictures.