and yes, that collared dove (which I put there for scale) is sat on a female cone. There are lots and unless I miss my guess they are so big they must have been pollinated. My Dad knows this tree's owner and is going to ask. Perhaps I will finally get to taste monkeypuzzle nut! Here's a better look at those cones...
Didn't I mention above that a big 'puzzle was chopped down a couple of years back? Well it's one of those truths that get universally acknowledged that conifers when felled to stumps don't regrow. Of course the truly ancient conifers, the redwoods and araucariaceae, are survivors whose species are too old to pay heed to such truths. They just keep going.
Which is why I can present you with this. A successfully (but accidentally) coppiced monkey-puzzle
fig. 1. The Chainsaw-puzzle.