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Conifers

In addition to our wide range of conifers we have an excellent selection of evergreen trees that are not coniferous

Interesting facts about conifers

  • Pine trees, a variety of ornamental conifer, can live for up over 1000 years
  • The oldest living pine tree is the Pinus longaeva found in the White Mountains in California and is thought to be 4,600 years old
  • The wood and oil of Cedar trees is a natural repellent to moths, hence the use of cedar chests for storing cloths
  • Fir trees include some of the most popular varieties of Christmas trees as they have fragrant needles which are less likely to shed than other species of ornamental conifers
  • The Wright brothers first aircraft was made from the wood of Spruce trees
  • Captain Cook made alcoholic, sugar based Spruce beer for his crew as it is high in Vitamin C and helped to prevent scurvy on long voyages
  • Juniper trees are known for their berries which are a commonly used spice and also the key flavouring of gin. The word "gin" is an abbreviation of the Dutch name for Juniper which is "Genever"
  • Evergreen conifers, such as Juniper, are symbols of longevity, strength and fertility
  • Please do let us know if you are aware of any other interesting facts about Conifers which we'll happily include here for the interest and information of other visitors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conifers