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

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.