I have a female monkey puzzle that has been producing cones for about five years. The nearest male that I am aware of is about 4 kms away. Four years ago I got some cones from it and hung them in my cedar hedge hoping they would be pollinated, but no luck. Last fall and this spring I found 3 seeds on the ground so I thought I would try again. I have several male cones. The lowest female cone is about twenty feet high. I have tried to get the male cones up to them but haven't found an efficient method of doing so. The most success I have had to date is using a long bamboo pole with a mesh bag attached. Also the pollen falls out of the male cones so quickly that most of it is gone before I can get them in the vacinity of the female cones. Does anyone have suggestions. I now have a considerable amount of loose pollen as well as 4 male cones.