Coniferous woodlands contain some of the finest and fastest growing of our trees, like Douglas fir and Norway spruce (the common Christmas tree); others are slower growing like Scots pine (our original native conifer) or European larch, which is not evergreen and has fantastic autumn colours. Coniferous woodlands, by their superior growth rates, sequester and absorb more carbon per annum than broadleaved trees they can achieve yield classes of 20 tonnes increment per hectare per annum.