I'm living in the UK and recently gained an intrest for trees, the broad leafed trees are not that bad, but when it comes to the cypresses I still have no idea. I'm also pretty bad at some of the other conifers but hopefully that will change.
What sort of things do you look out for when it comes to identifying cypresses? Every time I look at them I don't know what I'm looking for, I'll compare different ones as I walk around but never really know if they are the same, different, or just different verietys.
One thing I hear mentioned every so often is smells, such as in the collins tree guide it mentions one smelling like shoe polish, but I can never relally deduce much of a smell from the cypresses, they all to me have a similar sent.
Any tips on identifying cypresses would be helpful.