Hello folks! I've made conifer trees using several methods, and I believe a multitude of methods are important toward the development of the total forest. Short, fat trees, tall-skinny trees, trees shaped like Christmas trees, and those shaped by the wind and the elements, all are important. I suppose I prefer trees with a more "unpredictable" look to them, hence my products that you can see at www.coastmans.com. I'm also a fan of bottle-brush trees and I like what I read about the pine-cone method! Tons of those around here on the Oregon coast so I'll be trying that. Thanks, Rog, Coastmans.