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

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.