Did you know we have some rare species of conifer in our woodland? You can find them by following the access track (signposted Rhubodach) south.

Conifer map

The area contains 40 conifers which include Abies spectabilis, Cupressus torulosa, Tsuga dumosa all from the Himalayas and Saxegothaea conspicua which is endemic to Chile. This last species is thriving in the unusual climatewe have at Rhubodach.

This is one of about 145 sites throughout Britain and Ireland that the International Conifer Conservation Programme works with – the aim is to broaden the genetic base of threatened conifers in cultivation so that this material could be used to help restore depleted populations in the wild.

 

Rare conifers map

Rare conifers map