Attempts to save the monkey puzzle tree are being carried out both within Chile and in Scotland. I know of four conservation projects that are in progress. Rainforest Concern (a registered charity) is working with a Chilean park organization and a Chilean University to maintain and expand the Namuncahue Biological Corridor in southern Chile and the Nasampulli Reserve in the Andes. The corridor links several areas with threatened monkey puzzle trees. The reserve contains forest occupied by the tree.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has imported thousands of monkey puzzle tree seeds from Chile in an attempt to save the genetic diversity of the species. Also, they are growing 700 trees in a greenhouse. The plan is for more than 150 of the trees to be planted at Benmore Botanic Garden in Scotland in the hope of eventually creating the largest monkey puzzle tree forest in cultivation. The tree is said to grow very well in the Scottish climate. Other trees will be sent to different areas in the UK.
A monkey puzzle tree forest has already been started with forty trees in Perthshire, Scotland. The exact location of the forest is being kept a secret to protect the trees.