Earlier this year, I wrote a post called Modeling N Scale Oak Trees. This technique works well for modeling deciduous trees. But what if you want pine trees?
I found this great video by Luke Towan at Boulder Creek Railroad which demonstrates how to make great looking tall forest pine trees using coconut fiber basket liner, bamboo skewers, balsa wood dowels, and other materials. I would've never thought of using this combination!
Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hztif1KoJ-g