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

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.