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

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.