examples of conifers
There are 550 conifer species; because they are well adapted to harsh climates, they often form the tree line on mountains and in subpolar regions.
cedar of Lebanon
Conifer of Middle Eastern origin with a large, flattened top; now rare, former civilizations made abundant use of its wood.
Conifer native to the Mediterranean area whose branches form a flattened crown, hence its name; it produces an edible seed, the pine nut.
Conifer with small cylindrical needles encircling the branch; it has reddish-brown bark and can grow to 180 ft.
Scented conifer with flat needles arranged on each side of the branch; it has grayish bark, flecked with resin. Fir is commonly used as a Christmas tree.
One of the few conifers that sheds its needles in the fall; its scented, resistant wood is used in construction and carpentry.