The Araucarian Pine's native habit is above 3000 ft. In the southern Andes it is the dominant species above this altitude. In national parks like Huerquehue, Mapuche collected the seeds of this tree and made many dishes from them. Chileans plant the tree in their yards for decoration. This tree was planted in Pucón and is nearly 100 years old.
On the Caburgua is a stack of hand-hewn railroad ties. The lack of roads along the lake's shores led woodsmen to transport their ties by boat to south shore to sell them to merchants for $5 to $10 each. The boys on the beach are Carlos and Alex Bratz whose grandparents pioneered the area.