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Above: Not only are all pines not the same color, some are dead, others are scraggly, but they all smell nice. Try some pine-scented aerosol before visitors arrive.


Right: Sagebrush makes magnificent tree arma- tures, but exercise caution when harvesting them.


magazines. The Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette and Model Railroader have some good ones, but the one I re- member most (and the one I made the most trees from) was by Bob Tyson in an old Railroad Model Craftsman. His method for pine and conifer trees was to use cheap bamboo skewers and vary- ing size tufts of foliage material or fur- nace filter material flocked with ground foam. He made larger trunks by using cheap doweling, as well as various twigs (oven, folks). Different twigs, using the same foliage method, can make credible deciduous trees as well. He also recom- mended using a lighter green sprinkled


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