Friday, 6 July 2012

Skywatch Friday: Hattersley Monkey Puzzle Tree

The Hattersley Monkey Puzzle tree was planted in 1968 by Barry Tongue in the back garden of his house on Garnett Road. The house along with others in the area were demolished as part of the Hattersley redevelopment plan. By then the tree had become a local landmark and a preservation order was placed on it in 2007.

In 2010 planning permission was granted for Tesco to build a supermarket on the site and the tree was moved to Mill Hill Green on the other side of Ashworth Lane.

Photos of the move

Since being moved two years ago the grass has grown around its base, but it still requires support. The houses in the background are on Green Way.

For Skywatch Friday.


  1. Interesting story!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. Lovely, the tree in the foreground.
    Great shot.

  3. Gorgeous and historical tree! Have a happy weekend!

    My Skyshot

  4. I've heard of Monkey Puzzle Trees, but never seen a photo.
    Interesting story with this one.
    Happy Friday!
    Lea's Menagerie

  5. I had never heard of this kind of tree - very interesting! I am glad the tree survived the move - that must have been a HUGE undertaking! And one fraught with risk!

  6. A supermarket? I'm surprised they didn't kill it.