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

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.