Conifers can be found growing on every major land mass except Antarctica. There are approximately 600 species of these cone-bearing beauties around the world. They grow in abundance in cool temperate and northern regions. But don’t count them out in warmer tropical areas; they are more likely to be found higher on mountains in these areas where the temperatures stay cooler. Species of pines and junipers are the most wide-spread, extending from the northern continents south to the tropics.