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

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.