My family in England were gardeners...some were master gardeners...at the family home in Nottingham, they planted a Monkey Puzzle tree beside their 60 room brick house...I saw very dim black and white photograph of the house with the tree from sometime in the 1800's. The last photo the family had of the home and tree, was about 1900 - the tree had grown, was no longer 8 feet high, but was close to 60 feet tall! It was a special tree in the conservatory gardens. I expect the tree is gone now, as the home was sold in 1910 to settle the estate, and the home later became the hospital. And that burned down in the 1970's. I wish I could have seen it in person...I am hoping to obtain a Monkey Puzzle tree one day for my own enjoyment.