Conifers


Home » Conifers » Conifers » Conifers
Average rating  1 2 3 4 5fYou must login to vote
Jeza Spruce
Incense Cedar
Western Himalayan Pine
Japanese Red Cedar (2).jpg
Jeffrey Pine
Juniper
Japanese Red Cedar
Lawson Cypress
Eastern Hemlock
Oriental Pine
Incense Cedar
Giant Redwood
Deodar Cedar
Sequoia
Oriental Spruce
Japanese Douglas Fir
Sequoia
Thuja
Giant Redwood
Monterey Cypress
Western Red Cedar
Maritime Pine
Umbrella Pine
Norway Spruce
Monterey Pine
Western Hemlock
Dawn Cedar
Douglas Fir
Spanish Fir
Tiger Tail Spruce
Bhutan Pine
Lots of cones
Sitka Spruce
Noble Fir
Coast Redwood
Carolina Hemlock
Scots Pine
Lawson's Cypress
Corsican Pine
Taiwania
Leylandii
Chinese fir
Stone Pine
Big Cone Douglas Fir
Sitka Spruce
Dunkeld Larch
Leylandii
Chinese Fir
Nootka
Juniper
Cedar of Lebanon
Western Hemlock
Patagonian Cypress
Larch
Norway Spruce
Swamp Cypress & Dawn Redwood
Montezuma Pine
Brewers Spruce
Jeza Spruce
Incense Cedar
Western Himalayan Pine
Japanese Red Cedar (2).jpg
Jeffrey Pine
Juniper
Japanese Red Cedar
Lawson Cypress
Eastern Hemlock
Oriental Pine
Incense Cedar
Giant Redwood
Deodar Cedar
Sequoia
Oriental Spruce
Japanese Douglas Fir

Conifers

We’ve always been lovers of traditional broadleaf woodland.  Most of the conifers we encountered were in plantations, where they’d been planted to produce timber in a short time frame.  Conifer plantations can seem sterile compared to a broadleaf woodland, with the floor devoid of anything other than needles and the odd wood ant colony.  Often trees fall over because they have a shallow root system.  Still, they can be a useful resource for our bushcraft (although we don’t have any in our ancient woodland), and make shelter building straightforward as well as firewood collection easy, but overall, we prefer broadleaf.

After a visit to Bedgebury Pinetum a few years back, and seeing conifers left to grow as they would in the wild, we changed our minds a little about them.  Some of the trees were stunning and looked nothing like their cousins in a plantation, for example the western hemlock was nothing like the ones we were familiar with from plantations such as Clowes Wood.  If you’re into facts and figures, conifers provide the record breakers as far as trees are concerned – the tallest, widest, heaviest, oldest trees are all species of conifer.

You can find loads of photos of our ancient broadleaf woodland, and of our courses, on our Facebook page.