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Tiger Tail Spruce
Dunkeld Larch
Monterey Cypress
Carolina Hemlock
Scots Pine
Oriental Pine
Sitka Spruce
Lawson Cypress
Incense Cedar
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Incense Cedar
Maritime Pine
Taiwania
Bhutan Pine
Jeffrey Pine
Western Hemlock
Umbrella Pine
Coast Redwood
Juniper
Sitka Spruce
Sequoia
Spanish Fir
Western Himalayan Pine
Monterey Pine
Nootka
Giant Redwood
Deodar Cedar
Western Hemlock
Chinese fir
Western Red Cedar
Douglas Fir
Japanese Red Cedar
Swamp Cypress & Dawn Redwood
Sequoia
Eastern Hemlock
Thuja
Norway Spruce
Norway Spruce
Japanese Douglas Fir
Patagonian Cypress
Oriental Spruce
Cedar of Lebanon
Jeza Spruce
Giant Redwood
Larch
Lots of cones
Chinese Fir
Leylandii
Big Cone Douglas Fir
Stone Pine
Noble Fir
Montezuma Pine
Lawson's Cypress
Leylandii
Brewers Spruce
Dawn Cedar
Juniper
Corsican Pine
Tiger Tail Spruce
Dunkeld Larch
Monterey Cypress
Carolina Hemlock
Scots Pine
Oriental Pine
Sitka Spruce
Lawson Cypress
Incense Cedar
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Incense Cedar
Maritime Pine
 

Conifers

We’ve always been lovers of traditional broadleaf woodland.  Most of the conifers we’ve encountered have been in plantations, where they’re been planted to produce timber in a short time frame.  Conifer plantations can sometimes seem sterile in comparison 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.