20th December 2016

I find different conifer-types confusing so here’s one of an occasional series on identifying common conifers: Cypress have distinctive cone-types., so I’m starting with it This is a Monterey Cypress, brought over from North America and widely grown in parks, big gardens and by landowners. Crossed with the Nootka Cypress, it begat the, often problematic, Leyland Cypress! Like many non-native trees, the Cypress family are of little value to our wildlife but both the big Monterey’s and the Leyland hedges do provide shelter for birds. Conditions: Bright and cool. Temperature: Max 7- Min 6C.IMG_9158.jpgIMG_9157.jpgIMG_9160.jpgIMG_9159.jpg

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