Think you know your conifers?
Conifers can be more difficult to identify than broadleaved trees, however they can still be affected by a number of our Observatree priority pests and diseases.
We need to be able to identify the tree hosts to aid us in the detection and identification of diseases as some diseases only affect particular trees.
Distinguishing characteristics include features of the bark, leaf, buds and cones as well as leaf arrangements, needle attachments, foliage aroma and cross shape of the needle in cross section.
Check your knowledge in this handy guided to common conifers.