N-scale Tree groves 

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Trees with trunks from both natural and Woodland Scenics material
 
These trunks are made of the finest parts of roots from a birch.

Efter att ha skakat av jorden och klippt bort de yvigaste och tunnaste rottrådarna har jag lagt stammarna i glýcerol-bad 
(1/3 glycerol 2/3 vatten) i ett dygn för att få de tunna delarna att behålla den mjuka spänsten så att de inte bryts så lätt.

Tyvärr är de flesta rotpartierna på björkroten väldigt platta och passar bara som träd i profil, men några enstaka delar är fylligare och blir utmärkta lövträd.
The roots as they look when picked. 
They are just too "hairy"
After some scissors trimming, the roots look more like trees with even the fine branches modelled.
    
   
Trunks from Woodland Scenics  Tree kits

These trunks are made of brown plastic material and comes flat in the bag. 
You have to twist the branches in different directions.

The trunks have a good looking structure which  isn´t visible when unpainted.
I have painted the trunks first with a white acrylic primer and then with a wash of brown artist acrylics that reveals the structure of the trunk.

At last I have painted the trunks with a matte varnish to secure the thin wash.

    
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Here is a mixture of naked Woodland Scenics and root trunks at their place in the scenery. Some glue was applied here and there on the trunks.And then different types of foliage was applied

On the plastic trunks I have used WS Clump foliage - burnt grass.  On the root trees where the fine branches should visible I used WS foliage - light green.
A light spray of thin PVA glue fixed the hole thing to the tree.
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On another tree grove I tried with foliage even on the WS-trees. It looks much better than the "clump foliage" but the different tree must be put really tight together to get the branches close enough.