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

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.