Bunya-Bunya Pine, Araucaria bidwillii
Location: Nelson Park
More than 70 years old, the specimen in Nelson Park is well shaped, displaying the Bunya-Bunya Pine's characteristic straight central trunk and dome or umbrella-shaped canopy with spoke-like branches.
Araucarias are an ancient genus of evergreen trees found in South America, Australia and several Pacific Islands. Named for the Arauco Indians of central Chile who live in the native territory of the same name, Araucaria bidwillii is at home in eastern South America, from Chile south to Tierra del Fuego.