Top evergreen forest trees for garden railroaders

Dwarf Alberta spruce, Japanese red cedar, and many more top our list
RELATED TOPICS: miniature trees
Sander’s Blue is a form of dwarf Alberta spruce that seems to be even tougher than its green counterpart.
Sue Piper
Building a garden-railway forest can be an incredibly satisfying job, but it takes homework and thoughtfulness to make it truly believable. If you're looking for ideas on how to create a forest from scratch, or just looking to improve your existing forest scenes, this column is for you. But first, I personally think the most important thing you can do is to take a long, leisurely walk through a real, live forest. There's nothing like the real thing to inspire your creativity, stretch your legs, and clear your mind. (If this isn't possible, photographs of forests might inspire you-they're not nearly as much fun, but should help do the trick.)

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