The real puzzle is why anyone would want to grow one of these. Here we have our own monkey puzzle forum and constant inquiries about "where can I find a Monkey Puzzle tree?" I just don't get it. These trees seem about as out of place in northwest gardens as any plant I've seen (with the possible exception of Cannas). I've seen pictures of them growing in Chilean landscapes, where they looked magnificent, but to me they just don't belong here unless you are contemplating some kind of weird tropical theme garden. Different strokes for different folks, but for me, even though this grows well here, it is not a regionally appropriate landscape choice. Perhaps you can convince me otherwise?