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Araucaria

It is 50 meters high and 3 meters in diameter. It grows slowly, and a hundred years can go by before it reaches two feet of altitude, most of the specimens in Patagonia are 50 meters high, so you can do the math and guess how long they’ve been around, with a rect and cylinder shaped trunk. Its branches begin several meters from the ground and its leaves are strong, with a thorn on its tip. It prefers sandy lands and can survive on volcanic soil, humid, where the snow can last longer. The bark is thick and rusty, red or grey, and its wood is light and of a yellow-white shade.

Scientific name
Araucaria Araucana
Distribution
From Ñuble, in the Antuco Volcano, to the Villarrica Volcano. Also in the Nahuelbuta Cordillera.
Habitat
Over the 800 meters above sea level.

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