Offwell Woodland & Wildlife Trust

Promoting the British Countryside


About us Conservation Education Wildlife Habitats Maps Search Resources Sponsors


Conifer Plantation

conifer_plantation.jpg (65892 bytes)
A significant area of the Woodland Education Centre is covered by maturing conifer trees. 

These trees were planted close together and in rows some 40 years ago by the Forestry Commission who own the land.   This kind of planting encourages rapid, straight growth of the trees and helps prevent other tree species from competing with the conifers for space. 

Conifer trees are grown as a crop.  The timber they produce is used to make everything from furniture to paper and pencils.  Timber is a renewable resource.  This means that as trees are cut down for their timber, more young trees can be planted in their place.  This will ensure that there will always be a supply of timber for our needs.  Timber from this conifer plantation was used to make the Centre's Log Cabin, situated just a few metres away.   There are a number of different species of conifer tree present at the Centre.   These include Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, Western Hemlock and Larch.


Visit the Woodland Education Centre

Return to the Map



Copyright Offwell Woodland & Wildlife Trust 1998/9 & 2000/1/2/3/4

All the information including images, charts, movies and sounds is provided copyright free, only for educational use by: schools, colleges and universities unless you are making a charge. If you wish to use information or any part of this site for commercial purposes or for any purpose where a charge is made then you must get permission, so make sure you contact us first. Remember, if you are not a school, college or university you must obtain permission to use any part of this website. Note that company logos are reproduced with permission and remain copyright of their respective owners.