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Carolina Hemlock
Carolina Hemlock
Juniper
Juniper
Norway Spruce
Norway Spruce
Maritime Pine
Maritime Pine
Giant Redwood
Giant Redwood
Taiwania
Taiwania
Juniper
Juniper
Bhutan Pine
Bhutan Pine
Big Cone Douglas Fir
Big Cone Douglas Fir
Corsican Pine
Corsican Pine
Dawn Cedar
Dawn Cedar
Cedar of Lebanon
Cedar of Lebanon
Sitka Spruce
Sitka Spruce
Lots of cones
Lots of cones
Nootka
Nootka
Japanese Red Cedar
Japanese Red Cedar
Tiger Tail Spruce
Tiger Tail Spruce
Sequoia
Sequoia
Coast Redwood
Coast Redwood
Larch
Larch
Oriental Pine
Oriental Pine
Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar
Thuja
Thuja
Brewers Spruce
Brewers Spruce
Sitka Spruce
Sitka Spruce
Douglas Fir
Douglas Fir
Stone Pine
Stone Pine
Lawson's Cypress
Lawson's Cypress
Umbrella Pine
Umbrella Pine
Japanese Douglas Fir
Japanese Douglas Fir
Leylandii
Leylandii
Spanish Fir
Spanish Fir
Patagonian Cypress
Patagonian Cypress
Dunkeld Larch
Dunkeld Larch
Deodar Cedar
Deodar Cedar
Western Hemlock
Western Hemlock
Leylandii
Leylandii
Incense Cedar
Incense Cedar
Monterey Pine
Monterey Pine
Western Himalayan Pine
Western Himalayan Pine
Scots Pine
Scots Pine
Western Hemlock
Western Hemlock
Lawson Cypress
Lawson Cypress
Jeza Spruce
Jeza Spruce
Eastern Hemlock
Eastern Hemlock
Chinese Fir
Chinese Fir
Oriental Spruce
Oriental Spruce
Montezuma Pine
Montezuma Pine
Giant Redwood
Giant Redwood
Norway Spruce
Norway Spruce
Jeffrey Pine
Jeffrey Pine
Sequoia
Sequoia
Monterey Cypress
Monterey Cypress
Swamp Cypress & Dawn Redwood
Swamp Cypress & Dawn Redwood
Japanese Red Cedar (2).jpg
Japanese Red Cedar (2).jpg
Incense Cedar
Incense Cedar
Chinese fir
Chinese fir
Noble Fir
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.