Trees are an intrinsic part of almost any landscape, unless of course you are modelling a desert scene or the top of a very high mountain. Nature has created trees in many shapes and sizes, and with different coloured trunks and foliage. In the desert, there can be cactus plants rather than trees. Similarly, in the model railway world, there are many and varied model trees to choose from. When making your selection, think about where your layout is based – what trees would grow there – and the time of the year your layout portraying. This will help in selecting the correct trees that will enhance the realism of the scene. This pack from Woodland Scenics contains a natural product to represent dead tress, both standing and felln, replicating the characteristic aged wood and gnarled branches.